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  • Chlamydia and Teens

    Chlamydia is America's most common sexually transmitted disease, and is most often seen in teens and young adults. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection spread by vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. Most people do not have any symptoms to know they h...

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  • Calling For a Crackdown on Pro-Anorexia Web Sites

    This may surprise some of you, but there are actually "pro-anorexia" (pro-ana) and "pro-bulimia" (pro-mia) web sites on the Internet attracting a significant number of teenage girls, especially those vulnerable to peer pressure and at risk for eat...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.48

    Thank you Lisa at Invisible Awareness Week for hosting Grand Rounds 5.48 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about teens living with depressed parents.This week was a great read - I learned a tremendous amount about several disease...

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  • Bullying and Teens

    Like everything else in our culture, bullying has gotten “extreme.” What used to be considered almost a normal part of growing up has become the focus of many discussions between parents as well as elementary and middle school “character building”...

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  • The Muscle Cramp

    I am not talking menstrual cramp, I am talking about the common cramp (a charley horse) - when out of the blue a muscle contracts violently and will not let go - until it is good and ready. Most people have experienced a cramp, which usually comes...

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  • Pew Report on Teens and Social Media

    This new report from Pew had few surprises. It reports that 93% of teens use the Internet, many to share something they have created (39%), tell stories, and interact with other people on social network sites (55%).Specifically,39% of online teens...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.47

    Thank you Dr. Rich at the Covert Rationing Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 5.47 today and including a post from Teen Health 411 about Organ Donation and Teens.This week was really long, but so very interesting! I learned Americans are stupid, we are...

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  • Action Tips for Allies of Transgender People

    Most people would like to think that they are "trans friendly," but in fact there are many things we could all improve to be better allies.Often there is no single, easy, or “right” answer to every situation a person might encounter, but hopefully...

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  • Health Consequences of Soda Consumption

    One of the likely culprits in unintentional weight gain may be soda consumption according to a recent study. A 12-ounce soda has 150 calories and about 10 teaspoons of sugar, mostly as high-fructose corn syrup and drinking only one soda a day can ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.5

    Thank you Alvaro Fernandez at Sharp Brains for hosting Grand Rounds 6.5 this week and including my book review of your wonderful book, The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness, from Teen Health 411.This week was so very interesting - I loved the br...

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About the Author

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

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