Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.41
Thank you Edwin Leap for hosting Grand Rounds 5.41 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 for parents of teens that start dating.This week was full of great advice for future doctors and had some really interesting posts.
Book Review: The Launching Years (Part 2)
Once your teen actually leaves for college, the authors of this wonderful book suggest that your relationship with him or her will likely improve, overnight!Part 2 of this review focuses on what to expect the first year your teen is in college. I ...
Friends & Healthy Relationships
One of the most important things in our lives is knowing we have family and friends who will love us no matter what happens. Being able to recognize who our true friends are, and knowing how to avoid unhealthy relationships are important skills.Tr...
Ode to the Human Body
A body - we each have one - whether we cover it, fight with it, or celebrate it. In the beginning of our life, an adult cares for the body we are given and as we grow, we assume more and more control over the wonders of it and responsibility for i...
On the Road Again - Another College Visit
OK, the college season has changed and all of the U.S. families with high school seniors (who can afford it) are now taking to the air and highway to visit the colleges their kids have been accepted at - in hopes of finding the "right one." Studen...
The Incredible Melting Condom
As I hope you know, HIV infection rates are growing among women as heterosexual transmission becomes more common, and there are places in the world where up to 74% of the new cases each year are in females. Biology is part of the problem. The skin...
Manorexia: Males and Eating Disorders
A recent parenting tip from commonsense media reported that 25% of anorexics and bulimics, as well as 40% of binge eaters were men. Unlike females, who just want to be thin, men involved with recent research at Harvard cite a desire to have chisel...
Book Review: The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness
I was lucky enough to be asked to review the new book, The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp, by Alvaro Fernandez and Elkhonon Goldberg (2009), and ...
Teen Talk Sexuality & Education
Sometimes there are wonderful resources right under my nose and I do not find them for a while. This is the case with Teen Talk Sexuality - a wonderful group of people doing amazing sexuality education work with schools and communities in the San ...
Your Kids and Investing
There is something about the New Year that encourages people to take stock of their financial standing and think about their futures - maybe it is having to do the taxes! There was an interesting article this month in the Costco Connection by Jim ...