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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.20

    Thank you Edwin Leap at edwinleap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 6.20 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about depression and excessive Internet use in teens.This week was interesting, as always, but also a great reminder about how ...

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  • Special Occasions, Teens and Families

    As a society, we seem to have lost an important focus on ritual and special occasions. Granted, there are religions and cultures that do maintain very strict and consistent rituals around birth, coming of age, marriage, and death, but on the whole...

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  • Teen Beliefs About Premature Death

    There was a very interesting article in Reuters Health in June that has stayed with me all summer, and I finally decided to share it with Teen Health 411 readers - in hopes that writing about it will help me quit thinking about it!The data for thi...

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  • Organ Donation and Teens

    The book and movie, My Sister's Keeper introduced many people to the concept of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, which is a complex process that most of us know very little about. There is an Organ Donor Web site that answers many qu...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.33

    Thanks to Dr. Bates at Suture for a Living for hosting Grand Rounds 4.33 this week and including my post from Teen Health 411 about the danger of cosmetics.This week was really interesting and the photos from Arkansas were beautiful!Photo credit: ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.50

    Thanks to Laurie Edwards at A Chronic Dose for hosting Grand Rounds 4.50 this week and including the post about the Importance of Education from Teen Health 411.This week was really interesting. I read by favorites first but then had to read some ...

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  • Review of the Stay Teen Website

    A recent TV ad encouraged my family to check out the Stay TV Stay Teen website - which is from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The website is really informative, includes videos encouraging teens stay teens and avoi...

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  • The Importance Of Education

    When you think about it, after unconditional love and attention, there may be nothing more powerful a parent can give a child than education. Education brings with it adult mentors who care about kids, knowledge about health, the world, character-...

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  • Embracing Healthy Skin

    For the last 25 years we have known that ultraviolet irradiation can lead to skin cancer not to mention wrinkles, but tanned skin still remains a beauty image promoted by fashion magazines, advertisements and celebrities. Having a tan is still ass...

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  • Parenting Preteens

    Parenting some preteens can really be a surprise. Some preteens (and teens) slide easily from childhood to adolescence with not even a flap – given their personality, family, or just luck, it is an easy transition. For others, it may feel like qu...

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

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