Teen Health 411
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  • Plan B Back In The News

    Emergency contraception is proven safe and effective, and there is no reason why young women under the age of 18 should need a prescription to use Plan B. In fact, the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of New York has recently rejected the Food ...

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  • Most Teens Ages 13 to 17 Are Vaccinated

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that as of 2007, 89.5% of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 have received their recommended vaccinations. This report was based on the National Immunization Survey--Teens ...

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  • Families Struggle to Make Ends Meet

    Do you know that a job making minimum wage ($8) brings in an annual salary of $16,640? A parent with two children living in the San Francisco Bay Area would need to work three full-time minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet.The updated 2008 Cal...

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  • Book Review: The House of Night Series

    Well Twilight fans, while you are waiting the the "New Moon" movie to come out, I recommend you start reading the (can I say highly addictive) House of Night books by P.C. & Kristin Cast. These books are definitely young adult reading, and do ...

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  • Bad News about Summer Vacation for Obese Children

    A recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (June 2007) suggested that for obese middle-school children, school-based fitness interventions are an important part of their overall fitness. In fact, the extended ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.12

    I would like to thank drgcgeorge at Odysseys of George for hosting Grand Rounds 4.12 this week and creatively including my post about healthy bones.This week was interested and the pictures were really beautiful! Thank you!Photo credit: web_guy943...

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  • Mentors Make a Difference

    If you are trying to find a way to give back to the community. Please consider being a mentor. Many of us may remember our own mentors - a team coach, neighbor, boss, teacher, minister, or relative - who we trusted to provide us with guidance, en...

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  • Homeschooling Banned in CA?

    On February 28, 2008 the Second District Court of Appeal ruled that California law requires parents to send their children to full-time public or private schools or have them taught by credentialed tutors at home. Specifically, California's compul...

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  • Telling Someone They May Have an STD

    Here is a novel idea - tell someone they may have gotten a sexually transmitted infection from you by sending an anonymous e-card. The cards are available from the Internet Sexuality Information Services and are like a birthday card except that th...

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  • Facebooking As a Family

    OK, my kids and I are all officially on Facebook and at least they have their privacy settings set tight, and I have to say, it has been very interesting!Here is what surprised me:I am not the oldest Facebook user on the earth (although completely...

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About the Author

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

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