Youth Trends Results - Entertainment
So what are teens and preteens up to these days with regard to their media consumption?Are we making headway with all of the public health messages sayings "reduce screen time," get active, and get involved?" Sadly, I have to say we do not seem to...
Early Puberty and Agression in Women?
Interesting title, eh? A University of Queensland study has reported in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology that females who experience puberty before the age of 12 may be more aggressive, which seems perfectly expected to me!Yo...
How does the Internet Affect HIV Prevention?
A fact sheet on the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at UCSF discusses the Internet as a social networking tool with the potential to help HIV prevention efforts. Although the fact sheet is mostly about adults, specifically men-who-have-s...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.6
Thank you Dr. Joe Kim at Non-Clinical Jobs for hosting Grand Rounds 6.6 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about emergency preparedness.This week was such an easy read - organized and interesting!Photo credit: Ed Bierman
Fathers' Alcohol Use and Substance Use Among Teens
Here is some interesting information that calls for continued education for families about the potential impact of fathers' alcohol use on teen substance use.For those of you who may not know, alcohol abuse is defined using the criteria specified ...
Teens and Sexual Health
There was a great article called "The modern age generation confused: Cancer vaccines, birth control, emergency contraception -- with all these options, are teens any sexually healthier?" in the Sunday Chronicle (page CM-13) last Sunday by Heather...
Get Ready for That Feeling of Rejection and Failure
Rejection and perceived failure are hard for everyone, but particularly for teens. It is that season again for receiving test scores and rejection letters - college applications are rejected, the writing contest results are coming in, scholarship...
New Web Resource for Parents of Tweens & Teens
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) just went live with their revised health sites for the parents of teens and preteens. Supported in part by a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (LPFCH), the health care team that ...
Keep Your Shoes On Your Feet
Do you know that you can get plantar warts and athlete's foot if you are barefoot in locker rooms or gyms?Plantar warts are caused by a virus that produces flat or gray-brown bumps on the soles of the feet. Athlete's foot is a fungus that causes f...
The State of America's Children is Deteriorating
In December the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) released "The State of America's Children 2008," describing the number of children at risk. The results, reflecting data mostly from 2007, are pretty embarrassing. For example, the United States, the r...