HPV Vaccine - For Boys?
The sexually transmitted human papillomavirus is not only linked to cervical cancer in women, but more recently it has been linked to oral cancer in men. The vaccine Gardasil is being given to young women and girls, but Merck plans to ask for perm...
1-in-4 Sexually Active Teen Girls May Have An STI
Oh my! I hope everyone has heard about the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week that 1-in-4 teen girls is likely to have at least one sexually transmitted disease. HPV is by far the most common sexually ...
Plus Size Teens - It is About Time!
For the first time I am starting to see teen literature including successful and positive plus-size characters, and all I can say is, "it is about time!" Finally, there are large teens who are perceived as heroes and successful people.While our cu...
Drug, Alcohol Use Leveling Off Among Teens in California
Results from the 11th Biennial California Student Survey, sponsored by the attorney general's office, the state Department of Education and the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, reported a leveling off in teen drug and alcohol use, but a co...
Thank You - Grand Rounds
Thanks to Mother Jones at Nurse Ratched's Place for hosting Grand Rounds today and including my post about eye trouble in Grand Rounds!This week was extremely interesting - who knew there was so much to know about the health of past presidents? My...
A Parenting Book That Could Change Your Life
OK, I know, I sound like an infomercial, but I am serious. How does never being angry at your teenager again sound? How about raising happy and responsible children? Who could not want to experience those things?Dr. Greg Baer, the author of "Real ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.32
Thank you Kerri at Six Until Me for hosting Grand Rounds 5.32 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about vegetarianism and teens.This week was fun reading - I loved the diner idea!
Taking Stock: Remembering the Love!
?????????????????????????????????Welcome to 2009! As you rest up from the time you took off from work, and filled with decorating, family, friends, parties, gifts, shopping, traveling, and cleaning, I want to remind you to take a moment, and a dee...
Teen Health Rights
There is a new web site from the National Center for Youth Law to help health care providers in California understand the many laws that impact their work with teens around reproductive health. The new web site Teen Health Rights includes guideboo...
Holiday Letters - Are you Ready?
Dread or delight? Maybe you write holiday letters to keep people you care about involved in your life. Maybe you hate holiday letters because they sound so "cheery" and make your own reality seem "dim" in comparison. Whichever reality you call you...