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...
Happy Mothers Day!
Happy Mother's Day everyone! Here is a secret about me: my idea of a great day is to spend it with my teenagers, wandering through the farmer's market, cooking, serving tea, laughing together, and appreciating each day we share on earth, which is ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.34
Thank you to Drs Kovic & Lulic at Health Blogs Observatory for hosting Grand Rounds 5.34 this week and including a post about Vaginal Discharge from Teen Health 411.This week's theme of diversity was a great idea and the posts selected did a g...
At-risk, Privileged, and Pressured
What can be wrong across middle- to upper-middle-class communities where families with two working parents want the best for their kids in a super competitive world? Why are kids who look good, are getting good grades, play sports or musical instr...
Media Literacy is Helping Teens Combat Pro-Smoking Messages
Reuters Health just published a story about media literacy as a method to combat the subtle pro-smoking messages in movies and other media focused on the research by Dr. Brian A. Primack and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh. It is a...
SAT Scores and Athletics
Silly me. I have spent a lot of time and energy encouraging my daughter to take challenging academic courses in high school to improve her SAT scores - in hopes that she would then have her choice of colleges. Someone should have told me - she wou...
Successful healthy teens are often ignored
We hear so much about teen health gone wrong from the popular media that I am afraid we forget to acknowledge the majority of the adolescents who are doing well. Even on Teen Health 411 a quick scan will net topics such as HPV, herpes, eating diso...