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  • Grand Rounds 3.28: Thank You

    Thank you Dr. Keagirl at Urostream for hosting Grand Rounds 3.28 this week and including my post about the importance of mothers and community.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, mothers, community, Grand Rounds

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  • School Bullying

    I bet you can all remember hearing your parents say that "kids will be kids," and when our peers were mean, we should "get over it," because mean people, teasing and bullying were just a part of life. Well, like everything else, our kids are expe...

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  • Turn the TV Off!

    Did you know that watching 10 hours of TV a week (or more) is shown to negatively affect academic achievement? It is true, along with other things, like kids who watch TV are more likely to be obese and are exposed to more violence, and kids with...

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  • I Want it Now! A Book Review

    Funny how life works - while reading this wonderful new book by Donna Bee-Gates about consumerism and kids, I happened to have had an Italian exchange student staying with my family, asking questions like "why are the houses and cars here so big?"...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.38

    Thank you Jobbing Doctor for hosting Grand Rounds 5.38 this week and including a post about sunscreen from Teen Health 411 this week.The UK perspective and selected posts were interesting and the pictures were great! Thanks!

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  • Blue Family in a Blue State With Blue Values

    There was a very interesting article in the New Yorker by Margaret Talbot, on 11/03/08 about the number of evangelicals getting pregnant. The title was Red Sex, Blue Sex, which I thought was quite catchy, and since I am still cranky about the elec...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.16

    Thanks to Edwin Leap at Edwinleap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 5.16 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the cost effectiveness of children.This week was quite varied with some interesting perspectives. I appreciated the remin...

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

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