Teen Health 411
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  • Boys Lie About Sex?

    In fact, according to the results of an online survey about sex, relationships, and sexual respect, 60 percent of young men and teen boys lie about sex. In November, 1,200 males ages 15-22 took the survey conducted by TRU, Seventeen magazine and t...

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  • What Are Developmental Assets And How Can Parents Help Develop Them?

    According to many research studies and the Search Institute, there are 40 developmental assets that are associated with successful adolescents ages 12 to 18. These are positive characteristics, skills, and support systems that teens need to grow i...

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  • College Visits - The OR/WA Road Trip

    We have finally seen all the colleges my eldest daughter is considering applying to. We are spending 12 days in the beautiful Pacific Northwest seeing friends and exploring small liberal arts colleges that have majors relating to ancient civilizat...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.07: Thank You

    I would like to thank Rita Schwab from the MSSP Nexus Blog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Teens and the Web World.

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  • College Touring - Oh What Fun It Is To Ride ...

    The junior year of high school - and all my time, anxiety, money and vacation for the next nine months are going toward, drum roll please, you got it, visiting colleges! I am trying to be low key and help my daughter sift through the amazing pile ...

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  • HPV Update

    The Kaiser Family Foundation has published a new fact sheet about the HPV vaccine, and below is a summary of some of the information in the fact sheet. HPV remains widespread in the United States. Recently the CDC reported that approximately one i...

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  • Abortion Pills and Safety

    For women who seek an abortion before nine weeks of pregnancy, there is an abortion procedure, used in 25% of all early abortions in the United States, that is safer than surgical abortions. The "abortion pills" (RU-486) first cause an embryo to d...

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  • Are you, or your teen a couch potato?

    I know that life is busy and many of us are tired, stressed out, and struggling, but using "screen time" - including television, computers, video screens, and DVDs - as relaxation is creating a huge obstacle to staying active and keeping fit. Spen...

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  • Collge Students and Stress

    Stress is actually a pretty normal part of college and adult life. Stress tends to result from balancing different aspects of our lives. Schoolwork has to be done, there are financial worries, extracurricular activities that can add pressure, as w...

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  • Snacking and the Environment

    One way to increase the health of teens would be to get them into the habit of carrying healthy snacks, when they are little. A recent study in Pediatrics with 800 elementary-aged children found that purchases made at corner stores contributed to ...

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About the Author

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

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