A Book I Won't Be Reading
I read a very disturbing article written by LJ Anderson in my local paper recently, about a new book by Miriam Grossman, MD, a staff psychiatrist at UCLA, and author of "Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her P...
Grand Rounds Call for Submissions
It has finally happened. I have volunteered to host Grand Rounds 6.13 here at Teen Health 411 on December 22 and will accept submissions (to brownn at pamfri dot org) until Sunday, 12/20/09 at midnight. Sorry for the early deadline, but I am a new...
Getting Teens Hooked Into Preventive Health Care
A recent issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health (October 2006) included an article entitled "Vaccination: An Opportunity to Enhance Early Adolescent Preventive Services," by Rupp, Rosenthal, & Middleman. This aricle provided some great sugg...
Love is Respect
Love is respect is the online home of the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. Teens can find support and information to understand dating abuse. Peer Advocates are available for assistance and support, there are videos, and even a live chat for ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.15
Thank you Nick Genes at Blogborygmi for hosting Grand Rounds 6.15 (the 327th edition) this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 encouraging parents NOT to panic about sexting.This week was so interesting - from robots to health reform to...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.14
I would like to thank Nick Genes at Medgadget for hosting Grand Rounds 4.14 this week and including my post about looking back on 2007 at Teen Health 411The variety this week was amazing! Thank you!Photo credit: web_guy94301
Alcohol and Teens
There are many reasons to encourage your children to avoid alcohol during their adolescence, but a new study is very sobering. It seems, like sex, the longer you delay the onset of drinking alcohol, the less risk a person will experience over a li...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.29
Thanks to Dr. Wes Fisher at DrWes for hosting Grand Rounds 4.29 this week and including my poem in tribute to Larry King, a teen killed for being gay.This week's Grand Rounds was a wonderful way to start my day - and not bad for a cardiologist - ...
United States #1: In Chlamydia Cases
Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a report on three sexually transmitted diseases caused by different bacteria - chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, which are reportable - and therefore countable. The last re...
Happy Thanksgiving - Generations
Happy Thanksgiving to all of the readers of Teen Health 411. I hope your day is peaceful and full of blessings, love, and happiness. Today is an opportunity to remember everything we are grateful for and tell those people we appreciate how lucky ...