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  • Adolescent Immunizations

    Most parents understand how important vaccines are during early childhood, but many do not know how important adolescent immunizations are in preventing infectious diseases. Teens can be an important bridge for diseases between the elderly and ver...

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  • UCAN Teen Report Card - Teens Grade Parents

    UCAN (Ulrich Children's Advantage Network) solicits opinions from teenagers to create dialogue between adults and teens about solving the problems teens face in our society. The UCAN Report Card gives a voice to U.S. teens and hopes that teachers,...

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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Still Increasing in U.S.

    The CDC announced last week that the latest statistics on Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are still unacceptably high in the United States. The U.S. has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections of any developed country in the...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.51

    Thanks to Cris Cuthbertson at AppleQuack for hosting Grand Rounds 4.51 this week and including a link to the 2nd Anniversary post at Teen Health 411 .This week was really interesting and including some great posts. I also appreciate the Sound of M...

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  • Tips to Reduce Screen Time

    Here is a news flash - nobody in your household should be spending more than two (non-school or work-related) hours a day in front of a computer, TV, or video game screen. If they are, they are not getting enough physical activity and human inter...

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  • What To Take To College

    Here is a list that you can revise and print to help with the accumulation and packing for college!Kitchen NeedsPlastic bowl and cupCoffee cupFork, knife, spoonCan/bottle openerChip clipsRoom Needs/StorageBedside lampAlarm clock/clock radioWastepa...

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  • Most Read Posts in 2008 From Teen Health 411

    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????So I thought it would be interesting to share with you which Teen Health 411 posts had been read the most in 2008, and here are my top 10! It is an interesting assortment of topics.1...

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  • Scuba As A Hobby

    This is a guest post from Surya, my favorite middle schooler!Scuba diving is like escaping into a different, underwater world. Once you are certified, you can go anywhere in the world and dive.If you think you might like scuba diving the first thi...

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  • Onslaught Video by Dove

    Sometimes the beauty industry does good! I know Dove is selling its products with the "Campaign for Real Beauty," but I really like the new video called "Onslaught" that encourages parents to talk to their kids before the media does. They are also...

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  • Stranger Danger

    I know it is hard to talk about "strangers" with your kids without instilling fear in them, but all kids need to be aware of people around them and know what to do if a stranger approaches them in a public place, like on the Internet. There have b...

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

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