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  • Parenting Teens Online Resource

    I found another great resource for parents online and wanted to share it with you. Parenting Teens Online includes articles on relevant topics including family, health, money, school, community, and alcohol and drugs, as well as information on tec...

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  • Staph infections and School

    Good hygiene is the best defense against a "superbug" that has affected schools nationwide, and even killed people. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell told students last week in a Burlingame school that there is an aggressive...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.32

    Thank you Doc Gurley for hosting Grand Rounds 4.32 this week and including my post about parents and teen media. The WWF theme was amazingly fun to read and bloggers really "put out" in response to the call to beat their chests!Photo credit: jeffi...

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  • Cyber Bullying

    Parents beware! The new electronic toy or Internet access feature may be setting your child up to be cyber bullied. The Internet provides a new venue for teasing and bullying that may be even more damaging to the self-esteem of teens as "old-fashi...

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  • Leading Causes of Injuries Among Children and Adolescents

    The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has produced a fact sheet about injuries and their prevention. That fact sheet states that 2/3 of all deaths among youth ages 5-19 were injury-related in 2003, making injuries the leading...

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  • Setting an Example: The Best Way to Defeat Bullying

    As children, most parents likely experienced bullying as someone bigger and meaner physically threatening someone smaller or weaker. Bullying is still a problem in schools, but the nature of the intimidation is more likely to be gossiping, spreadi...

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  • Teen Boys and Romance

    My heart goes out to every teenage boy who has ever withered under the disappointed glare of a girlfriend or thrown his hands up with a pleading "what do you want from me?" It is not that they do not feel the emotions of teen love, or want with ev...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.21

    Thanks to David at HealthBlawg for including a post about the impact of advertising from Teen Health 411 in Grand Rounds 4.21 this week.The Valentine's Day theme was really interesting and the posts very creative! A great way to start my day!Pho...

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  • Summer Means Sunscreen

    It is summer and out comes the sunscreen! There are tubes of different sizes, and of different strengths in my car, briefcase, swim bag, purse, and even in my office. My teens are always putting on sunscreen and would not even consider being out i...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.20

    Thank you Edwin Leap at edwinleap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 6.20 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about depression and excessive Internet use in teens.This week was interesting, as always, but also a great reminder about how ...

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Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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