Vegetarianism and Teens
Is vegetarianism a new eating disorder? A new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests the vegetarianism is not always healthy, and may be used as a socially acceptable way to mask an eating disorder.The study found that ...
Parenting To Prevent Sexual Risk
Parents can help prevent early sexual behavior and risk. Between the ages of 9 and 12 preteens care what their parents think and are listening to what parents have to say. I think this is the best time to develop a positive relationship with your ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.27
Thank you to Jeffrey at Monash Medical Student for hosting Grand Rounds 4.27 this week and including my post about ineffective products to "cure STDs" for sale on the Internet.This week was really interesting and I enjoyed the surgical focus, musi...
College Admissions: Who is Good Enough?
I have to say that I am very concerned about the stress that high school seniors are experiencing this very minute about getting in to college. As parents and professionals, we are giving a lot of lip service to connecting with youth, making time ...
Mental Health Challenges and Resources for Older Adolescents
The later adolescent years can be very stressful and teens may find themselves struggling with problems relating to money, relationships, housing, transportation, and employment without the support of parents and teachers that might have helped wh...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.51
Thank you to Medic 999 for hosting Grand Rounds 5.51 this week and including a post about Rehab for Internet Addicts from Teen Health 411.This week was huge - even with two parts! It will likely take me all day to finish reading my favorites! I pa...
Why Do College Students Have Unprotected Sex?
Ever wondered why it is that young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, including college students, engage in high levels of unprotected sexual activity despite relatively high rates of HIV/STI and pregnancy-related knowledge?A recent article in ...
Grand Rounds 3.13 Thank You
I would like to thank Mother Jones from Nurse Ratched's Place for hosting this week's wonderful Grand Rounds 3.13 and including my post on encouraging teens to be involved in the holidays.Holiday Blessings!Photo credit: ajbear
Eating Disorder Support on the Web
Parents beware! According to researchers who surveyed the Internet viewing habits of 76 patients diagnosed with eating disorders, there are Internet Web sites that promote anorexia and bulimia as acceptable and even desirable life styles. Adolesce...
Yours Truly quoted in WebMD Magazine
Okay, how fun is this? I was quoted by Lauren Paige Kennedy in the February Edition of WebMD Magazine talking about the new "empty nest syndrome" (see page 4 of the story). Ms. Kennedy wrote a great story about how Julia Louis-Dreyfus juggles life...