Teen Health 411
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  • Breast Cancer and Teens

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the United States. Although it is rare, women in their late teens can be diagnosed with breast cancer. Like most other health issues, the...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.09

    I would like to thank Enrico at Mexico Medical Student for hosting Grand Rounds 4.09 this week and including my post about gratitude, families and holidays.This week was uplifting and I loved the music playing in the background. Thank you!Photo Cr...

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  • How Busy is Busy?

    Can I just say that this time of year completely kicks my butt! I am sitting in a dirty house on a Sunday morning, finishing my second cup of coffee:trying to keep the dog from waking up the kids, who have been at the California Junior Classical L...

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  • Are Teens Really Engaging In More Oral Sex?

    There seems to be a belief that teens are participating in more oral sex than ever before, possibly to avoid emotional involvement, vaginal sex and pregnancy risk, partially because some teens do not think of oral sex as "real" sex, therefore do n...

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  • Blessings for the Holidays

    I am off to practice what I preach and spend seven wonderful sun-filled days with my daughters! I will not be posting until after 1/2/07. 2006 has been an amazing year for me. Please accept my thanks for reading my blog and for your comments and g...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.31

    Thank you Amy Tenderich at Diabetes Mine for hosting Grand Rounds 5.31 and including a post about special occasions from Teen Health 411.Happy Birthday, too! May this year bring you happiness!This week was really interesting! I found myself forwar...

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  • Heart Attacks Can Occur in Teenagers

    Here is a scary thought - teenagers can have heart attacks and severe chest pain in teens should not be dismissed - like that would happen. The recent issue of Pediatrics includes an article by two cardiologists from the Heart Center at Akron Chil...

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  • The Teenage Brain

    Ever wonder why some teens do not seem very competent at long-term planning, empathy, or in-depth conversation? Ever feel like you are asking for some introspection and quizzing your child about how they feel and getting a blank stare? If so, it w...

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  • Ending Teen Dating Violence

    Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships has kicked off! This four-year program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest national initiative ever funded to prevent dating violence and abuse - targeting 11- to 14-year-ol...

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  • Rehab For Internet Addicts

    It was just a matter of time, and now it is here - the first treatment center in the United States designed to treat Internet addiction is open in Fall City, Washington. The Heavensfield Retreat Center aims to treat Internet Addiction Disorder (I...

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

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