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  • Violence Against Women Surges on TV

    I guess the theme this week is "when things go wrong." It seems like just when I think we are getting a grip on public health issues like smoking and violence against women, something appears to shake up my naive belief that we are making progress...

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  • Happy Mother's Day

    Happy Mother's Day everyone! I hope that you managed to mother yourself, your children, your own mother, your partner, your pets, your house, your work, the earth, and the people you came into contact with today.What a wonderful opportunity Mother...

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  • Book Review: Prepared Parent's Operational Manual: Sending Your Child to College

    OMG! Your kid is applying to college. Are you ready? Now you may be struggling to help them apply or maybe struggling to stay out of the whole process, but come April, when all the letters (good or bad) are in, the decision will be made, the c...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 3.41

    Happy Fourth of July Everyone! I want to thank Over!My!Med!Body for hosting Grand Rounds 3.41 this week and including my post about teen and preteen health resources on the Internet. This week was a wonderful read and provided some great links.Pho...

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  • Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking in Middle & High School

    Water pipe smoking seems to be increasing among adults as well as youth, and I was surprised to learn that my community actually has a hookah bar. To support my perception, a recent article in the American Journal of Public Health explored the fre...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.18

    Thanks for Dr. Val Jones at Get Better Health for hosting Grand Rounds 5.18 and including a post from Teen Health 411 about teen pregnancy rates (and abstinence-only education) in the United States.This week was a little disturbing but very though...

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  • Break Through The Static

    There is a new organization called Break Through The Static that was created to support teenagers who have been affected by suicide, and has one of the coolest looking web site's I have seen in quite a while!This non-profit organization is brand n...

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  • Rainbow Project GLBTQ Book List

    The Rainbow Project has announced the first annual bibliography for young readers from birth through age 18. This new bibliography contains 45 fictional and informational books copyrighted between 2005 and 2007 that validate same-gender lifestyles...

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  • Teens and Younger Kids are Having Trouble with Sleep

    A research article in the February 15th Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that 22% of middle and high school students say they never get enough sleep, and 60% have difficulty falling asleep at least once a week. The research was conducted w...

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  • July 2008 Law Bans Teens From Using Cell Phones While Driving

    As of July 1, 2008 teens cannot use cell phones or text message while driving in California. SB 33 prohibits drivers under age 18 from using electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, pagers, laptops) while driving. Currently California law SB1613 (wh...

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

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