Does my Tween or Teen Need a Flu Shot?
Yes! Last year 200,000 people were hospitalized with the flu and 36,000 died of complications from the virus!Flu vaccine supplies are plentiful this year and health care experts are encouraging everyone to get a flu shot within the next few weeks...
Education Update - Is it Good News or Not?
Keeping to the educational theme this week, it seems more CA students are passing college-level exams than in previous years. A recent article in our local paper suggested that according to the California Department of Education, about 20% of the ...
Teens and Alcohol - What is Normal?
People, people, people, most teens do not drink! I am frustrated by the media's continued insistence that they do. Just last week there was another article in my local paper saying things like: "alcohol is the drug of choice for young people" and ...
Is "Average" Really OK?
My heart is going out to teens these days, especially in my high-achieving community. It seems school districts and parents alike have lost the sense that "average" is really OK, and in some cases, much healthier than "above average."An emotional ...
Stable Families Help With Divorce Impact
Research done at Ohio State University suggests that children do much better as adults if after a divorce, their lives remain stable. In fact what happens after the divorce seems to be more important than the divorce itself.Yongmin Sun and Yuanzha...
Happy Anniversary Teen Health 411
I cannot believe that Teen Health 411 has existed for an entire year! Wow! 206 posts later, I want to thank Healthline for sponsoring this blog and teaching me how to function in the blogosphere. More importantly, I especially want to thank the mo...
Traveling with Teens: Part 1
I guess I am lucky in that my kids' friends actually like me and never seem to mind me hanging around. They even let me sit with them at the movies and keep parents company during parties. This special status means I clean up after them a lot, hav...
Unintentional Injury & Adolescents and Young Adults
The National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) has just released a new fact sheet on Unintentional Injury in Adolescents and Young Adults, which is the leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. In 2004 the leading causes ...
Grand Rounds 3.6: Halloween
I would like to thank Dr. Hebert from the Medical Gumbo Blog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Dating Violence.
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.46
Thank you Kim at Emergiblog for hosting Grand Rounds 5.46 this week and including a post about Dating Violence from Teen Health 411.This week was truly "cracking" - health reform, a book I have to read (Why She Buys), an argument against depressio...