MOMfulness Book Review
MOMfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion, and Grace (2007) by Denise Roy is a must read for all parents who would appreciate a moment of peace, on demand. Every busy parent needs a reason to slow down, have a cup of tea, and celebrate th...
Fathers, Daughters, and Virginity?
Imagine, a beautiful venue, invitations, limousines, flowers, formal dresses, tuxedos, dinner, dancing, cake, jewelry, and vows exchanged - is it a wedding? No, it is a "Purity Ball." These balls are becoming popular (mainly in the South and Midwe...
Defending The Health Care Rights of Adolescents
There is some very dangerous stuff happening at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington D.C. There is a"Proposed Rule Ensuring that HHS Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of ...
Organized Activity Participation or Over-Scheduling - Which is Better for Youth?
Researchers have suggested that kids who are involved in organized activities outside of school - extracurricular activities including art, music, and sports, after-school programs, and youth organizations - do better academically, socially, emoti...
New HPV vaccine for cervical cancer (Gardasil)
In June, the FDA licensed a new vaccine (Gardasil) for the prevention of cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women and the CDC recommends that (three do...
Book Review: Bodily Harm (The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers)
Self-injury is a behavior people rely on to relieve or distract themselves from difficult feelings, or to communicate emotions that they seem unable to speak. Several teens have asked me via comments on Teen Health 411 for help with self-injury an...
Alcohol, Energy Drinks and Youth: A Bad Combo
What is it about our culture that encourages newer and riskier ways to challenge our health? Public health folks have become very concerned about the latest challenge - alcoholic energy drinks. These are prepackaged beverage with alcohol and caffe...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.33
Thanks to Nursing Handover at Ausmed for hosting Grand Rounds 5.33 this week and including a post about college students and unprotected sex from Teen Health 411.I learned about several new blogs this week and read some great posts!
What Every Parent Should Know About School Involvement
PTOtoday.com had a great article recently about parent involvement. It suggested that building parent involvement with schools was the most important thing parent groups could do, and perhaps the most difficult. There are lots of reasons that pare...
Thank You Grand Rounds 5.20
Thank you Samurai Radiologist at Not Totally Rad for hosting Grand Rounds 5.20 and including a post from Teen Health 411 about SAT scores and athletes.This week was a great read, especially the posts about the blogger content scam and our very exp...