Facebook Tips for Parents
Many schools, parent groups, and even Stanford are offering classes or informational evenings about Facebook to parents and I encourage everyone to make the time to attend one. Not only will you feel better about your child spending time on the In...
Grand Rounds 3.24: Thank You
Thank you Allen at gruntdoc.com for hosting Grand Rounds 3.24 this week and including my post about sexuality and religion.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, Grand Rounds, religion, sexuality
Teen Health and Technology
As health care gets more expensive and more people are living with chronic disease, each person has to become more responsible for all aspects of his or her health. Health care has to happen not only in clinics, but in schools, communities, famili...
Stroke - Do You Know The Warning Signs?
The commercials on TV lately that say - "we care - know the signs of a stroke" - have really annoyed me, so I had to go find out what the signs of a stroke are, and teach them to my children, using the acronym "FAST." Face (numbness); Arm (weakne...
As a new blogger, I have to admit that it has taken me a while to understand the allure of this particular form of communication. Early on I wondered why, with all the information already available to us in the form of written news, books, magazin...
Cyberbullying and LGBT Youth
Technology advances have given rise to cyberbullying through Web sites, chat rooms, email, cell phones and instant messaging, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are frequent targets.A national study completed by researchers a...
Manhunt 2 Rating: Mature or Adults Only?
California State Senator Leland Yee's campaign against a gory video game was set back a little last week when the National Ratings Board declined to give Manhunt 2 an "Adults Only" rating, which would have kept it off shelves. For those of you par...
Dinner Together Makes a Difference
I know I have said this before, but now there is more research to back it up. A recent report on the results from the "back-to-school" survey (September 2009) done by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University repo...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.36
Thank you Evan Falchuk and Fritz Hofheinz at See First for hosting Grand Rounds 5.36 this week and including my concerns about teens posting personal information on the Stay Teen website from Teen Health 411.This week was fun reading - it actually...
A Quart of Mucus Every Day
Can I just say that how the nose works is really amazing? I set off to find out why my nose runs in the morning when I ride my bike to work, even if I do not have a cold or allergies, and found out some cool stuff.First, here is a gross, but inter...