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  • Teens and HIV Vaccine Trials

    Young americans are challenged to "be the generation" that ends the AIDS epidemic.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced the launch of the "Be The Generation"...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.39

    Thank you David Khorram at Mariana's Eye for hosting Grand Rounds 4.39 this week and including a post from Teen health 411 encouraging people to try a soda free summer.This week was very interesting and fun to read. It is amazing how much blogging...

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  • Orthorexia Nervosa - The Newest Eating Disorder

    Orthorexia is a term coined by Dr. Steven Bratman. “Ortho” simply means straight or correct, while “orexia” refers to appetite. Orthorexia nervosa refers to a nervous obsession with eating proper foods. While anorexia nervosa is an obsession wi...

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  • IUDs for Teenagers

    To emphasize the "importance of appropriate contraception" for teenagers, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committee on Adolescent Health Care has issued an opinion (#392) that is strongly in favor of providing IUDs ...

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  • Drivers Education and Teen Fatalities

    More adolescents die in car crashes than from any other cause and drivers education has not changed much in 50 years according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Most states require driver education before teens can get a license but the...

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  • Happy 2nd Anniversary Teen Health 411 Readers

    Hard to believe that Teen Health 411 has been around for two years, but to celebrate, I thought I would give a gift to you, the readers. Below is an index of articles from the last two years, by label!I hope you enjoy being able to read posts on T...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.11

    I would like to thank Enoch Choi at MedHelp for hosting Grand Rounds 4.11 this week (while hanging out in Disneyland) and including my posts about chlamydia and unintended pregnancy. For anyone having trouble finding it - it looks like the post is...

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  • Fewer Teens Driving at 16-Years-Old

    Good news for parents worried about the accident statistics. According to the Federal Highway Administration, in 2006 only thirty percent of 16-year-olds held driver's licenses. Some of the reasons include tighter state laws about when teenagers c...

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  • Good Sex = Good Communication

    Ask any adult woman if communication matters to sex and you will get a clear answer - YES! Ask a teenager, and you are likely to get many different answers.A recent research study by Widman, Welsh, McNulty & Little published in the Journal of ...

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  • Emergency Contraception Survey

    Want to participate in an online survey about emergency contraception? Heather Munro Prescott, PhD at Central Connecticut State University would like to hear about your experiences with emergency contraception. If you participate, any and all pers...

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About the Author

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

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