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  • The Importance Of Education

    When you think about it, after unconditional love and attention, there may be nothing more powerful a parent can give a child than education. Education brings with it adult mentors who care about kids, knowledge about health, the world, character-...

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  • Embracing Healthy Skin

    For the last 25 years we have known that ultraviolet irradiation can lead to skin cancer not to mention wrinkles, but tanned skin still remains a beauty image promoted by fashion magazines, advertisements and celebrities. Having a tan is still ass...

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  • Parenting Preteens

    Parenting some preteens can really be a surprise. Some preteens (and teens) slide easily from childhood to adolescence with not even a flap – given their personality, family, or just luck, it is an easy transition. For others, it may feel like qu...

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  • Cyberbullying and Fear

    It is probably true that every preteen, teen, and adult is capable of saying something mean and nasty, hurting someone's feelings, and kicking (non-literally) someone when they are down, and most 13 year-olds do not take their own lives when they ...

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  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!Welcome to 2009! I was a little sad to see 2008 go last night - given that it was such a great year that is, well, unless you count the economy, environment, human rights, or anything else related to politics! That is the joy of bei...

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  • Is Everyone Else Really Doing It?

    You would think that with as much social networking and texting as teens do, that they would know everything there is to know about each other. They may know who said what in history class, but what they do not really know, is what risky behavior ...

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  • Women and Sleep

    There was an interesting article 7/3/08 in Ms.Magazine by Gayle Greene suggesting that trouble sleeping may be related to fluctuating hormones, which can be more difficult to deal with than usual, at several particular points in a woman's life. In...

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  • Picking The Right High School

    It is the season that all parents and 13 or 14-year old teens are trying to decide if their local public high school is right choice for their family, and if not, which private schools they can, and will, apply for.If you have opened this can of w...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.24

    Thank you David Williams at Health Business Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 5.24 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the health concerns of young adults.My favorite part of this week was the Freak Show section - lots of great s...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.1

    Thanks to Colin at Residency Notes for hosting Grand Rounds 6.1 this week and including the post from Teen Health 411 about bullying!This week was really interesting, I loved the video segment and the birthday theme was fun, too! I am feeling the ...

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

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