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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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  • I Won't Grow Up!

    What does it look and sound like when a very responsible 16-year old apparently decides that growing up isn't all it's cracked up to be and refuses to practice the independence you have tried to give her - for several weeks?I think it looks like t...

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  • Summer Slugs: How Much Sleep Do Teens Need?

    Gracious, what is a parent to do! Another morning watching my teens drag themselves from slumber barely before noon, having gone to bed at 11 PM the night before. Another discussion about getting enough exercise, eating fruit with their breakfast,...

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  • Alcohol Use and School Attachment

    Alcohol use in middle school has become an increasing concern after the 2003 wave of the Monitoring the Future study reported that 20% of the 8th graders completing a survey reported having ever been drunk, and 7% reported having been drunk in the...

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  • Literature for Transgender Youth

    There may be up to 3 million transgender people in the United States (according to the National Center for Transgender Equality) which suggests that there are youth in every community who defy gender norms. It is universal, and although I would li...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.13

    I would like to thank Shiny Happy Person (SHP) at Trick-Cycling for Beginners for hosting Grand Rounds 4.13 this week and creatively including my post about the great new book by Nancy Redd called "Body Drama."The haiku this week was truly impress...

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  • Judge Blocks State Video Game Ban

    Sorry, but this counts as a rant! I am so annoyed that a judge has decided that the law authored by Senator Leland Yee from San Francisco to keep youth from buying the most violent video games is unconstitutional! Can you believe that?The Palo Alt...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.4

    Thank you Adam at NY Emergency Medicine for hosting Grand Rounds 4.4 this week and including a link to my post about heart attacks in teens at Teen Health 411. This week was really a great read - from Twinkies to kidney donation - it was all inter...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.23

    Thanks to Margaret Polaneczky, MD at The Blog that Ate Manhattan for hosting Grand Rounds 5.23 this week and including the post about vaginal discharge from Teen Health 411.This week was wonderful and we cannot wait to try a couple of the recipes ...

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

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