Teen Health 411
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  • Grand Rounds 3.36: Thank You

    I want to thank Colin Son at Medskool for hosting Grand Rounds 3.36 this week and including my post about why people have unprotected sex. This week really included a wide variety of information!Photo credit: web_guy94301

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  • Oral Sex and HIV Risk

    All sexual activity carries some risk of HIV when one partner is infected with HIV. Anal sex and vaginal sex usually have a higher risk, but there is no doubt that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted disea...

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  • Preparing Your Teen/Preteen for Being Away from Home

    Summer brings opportunities for preteens and teens to spread their wings and for those lucky enough, a chance to go away to camp. Preparing your child to be away from home can reduce the chances of and degree to which they may feel homesick.Most c...

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  • U.S. Food Companies Promise to Limit Advertising to Kids

    It is about time! Posted on the Council of Better Business Bureaus web site are the pledges by some of the biggest food and drink companies, including McDonald's, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills to regulate their advertising aimed at childre...

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  • Simple Nutrition Advice Not Always Beneficial

    In an attempt to make medical advice more accessible, we tend to simplify things, which is probably the most obvious when it comes to nutritional information. We have all heard the health messages:Exercise moreEat more whole grainsEat more fiberTa...

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  • Teens and Healthy Bones

    Children and teens in the United States need more milk, sunshine, and exercise! We know this because there is actually a resurgence of rickets - a childhood disease that results in bowleggedness. Rickets is a vitamin D deficiency that causes bones...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.44

    Thanks to Allen at GruntDoc for hosting Grand Rounds 4.44 (the 200th Edition) this week and including my post about Youth and Exercise.This week was very interesting - lots of great stories and ideas. I especially loved Kim's suggestion about a le...

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  • Violence and Schools

    The recent shootings and violence in schools might give parents the impression that schools are more dangerous than ever before, although a report by the Bureau of Justice and Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics suggests st...

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  • The First Overnight In a College Dorm

    If your teen is seriously considering a college, I now highly recommend setting up an overnight visit with the admissions department. Here is our experience: while on this college visit my daughter spent the night as a guest with two sophomores at...

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  • The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

    Over the past 30 years, the rate of obesity has doubled for children and adolescents and 31% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 are now considered overweight (Institute of Medicine, 2005). A recent Social Policy Report, by Krishnamoorthy, Hart, and Jela...

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

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