Teen Health 411
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  • Cyberbullying and Fear

    It is probably true that every preteen, teen, and adult is capable of saying something mean and nasty, hurting someone's feelings, and kicking (non-literally) someone when they are down, and most 13 year-olds do not take their own lives when they ...

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  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!Welcome to 2009! I was a little sad to see 2008 go last night - given that it was such a great year that is, well, unless you count the economy, environment, human rights, or anything else related to politics! That is the joy of bei...

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  • Is Everyone Else Really Doing It?

    You would think that with as much social networking and texting as teens do, that they would know everything there is to know about each other. They may know who said what in history class, but what they do not really know, is what risky behavior ...

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  • Families Struggle to Make Ends Meet

    Do you know that a job making minimum wage ($8) brings in an annual salary of $16,640? A parent with two children living in the San Francisco Bay Area would need to work three full-time minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet.The updated 2008 Cal...

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  • Book Review: The House of Night Series

    Well Twilight fans, while you are waiting the the "New Moon" movie to come out, I recommend you start reading the (can I say highly addictive) House of Night books by P.C. & Kristin Cast. These books are definitely young adult reading, and do ...

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  • Rehab For Internet Addicts

    It was just a matter of time, and now it is here - the first treatment center in the United States designed to treat Internet addiction is open in Fall City, Washington. The Heavensfield Retreat Center aims to treat Internet Addiction Disorder (I...

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  • Plan B Back In The News

    Emergency contraception is proven safe and effective, and there is no reason why young women under the age of 18 should need a prescription to use Plan B. In fact, the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of New York has recently rejected the Food ...

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  • Most Teens Ages 13 to 17 Are Vaccinated

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that as of 2007, 89.5% of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 have received their recommended vaccinations. This report was based on the National Immunization Survey--Teens ...

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  • Mentors Make a Difference

    If you are trying to find a way to give back to the community. Please consider being a mentor. Many of us may remember our own mentors - a team coach, neighbor, boss, teacher, minister, or relative - who we trusted to provide us with guidance, en...

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  • Preparing Your Teen/Preteen for Being Away from Home

    Summer brings opportunities for preteens and teens to spread their wings and for those lucky enough, a chance to go away to camp. Preparing your child to be away from home can reduce the chances of and degree to which they may feel homesick.Most c...

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About the Author

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

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