Environmental Support for Healthy Behavior
Making changes happen at a community level is usually pretty hard to do, but a community in the Bay Area is off to a good start. Ever heard of a Freikometer? It is a solar-powered tag counter from Frieiker, a Colorado-based program to improve chil...
HIV Infection and Teens
FOCUS: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling for the AIDS Health Project entitled "Facing Adult Life with HIV" that really brought home what it would mean for children or teens to be infected with HIV. UNICEF estimates that 1,800 children are in...
Book Review: Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen
In 2006 the American Medical Association published a wonderful book called "The Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen." There are not many good books about puberty for boys out there, so I thought I would review this one for the fabulous readers of Teen ...
Half Full or Half Empty?
Sometimes I think the hardest "issues" to handle as a parent are the issues that reflect different ways of just being in the world. I am a serious optimist and see everything as an opportunity and an experience to be had. One of my daughters appro...
Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.54
Thank you Dr. Rob at Musings of a Distractible Mind for hosting Grand Rounds 3.54 this week and including a link to Teen Health 411. This week was very fun to read and wonderfully strung together - thank you very much!Photo Credit: web_guy94301
California Ranks 48th in Country for the Number of College-Bound High School Grads
The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems reports that less than 44% of California's high school graduates attend college within a year compared to nearly 70% in states like New York. This suggests that schools and families are n...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.48
Thanks to Kerri at Six Until Me for hosting Grand Rounds 4.48 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about stress fractures.This week was fun reading and I loved the theme of the card catalog - which I know my kids have never even see...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.22
Thank you Michael Kirsch, MD at MD Whistleblower for hosting Grand Rounds 6.22 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about being an ally for transgender people.This week was certainly an education and a great opportunity to experien...
My Kid is Going To College!
OMG! WTF? Are you kidding? I am not ready! Those 17 years sure blew by fast - I still remember singing to her while rubbing my pregnant belly! How the heck will we all manage? I take it all back - encouraging independence, providing a great educat...
March 3-8 is National Sleep Awareness Week, and just FYI healthy adults are supposed to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, the CDC reports that from 1985 to 2006 the number of adults reporting fewer than six hours of sleep each nigh...