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  • LGBTQ harassment in Middle Schools

    Wow! You know the world has changed when there are more than 500 gay-straight alliances existing in middle schools to protect teens against homophobia and bullying. Tolerance.org has an article by Carrie Kilman that was really interesting. Her art...

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  • The Hidden Health Issue: Emotional Well-Being

    The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health has just released the results from the second annual Bay Annual Parent Poll, a telephone survey of nearly 1,800 parents from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clar...

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  • Protect and Care for Your Skin

    There was a great article in the New York Times 12/27/07 by beauty skeptic Natasha Singer suggesting the best eight ways to care for our skin, at all ages, are as follows:Discard old beauty products that you put your fingers into ( like face cream...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.7

    Thank you Terry at Everyday Nurses for hosting Grand Rounds 4.7 this week and including a link to my post about teens living with borderline parents at Teen Health 411.This week was really interesting, and I loved the art you selected. Thank you v...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.9

    Thank you How to Cope With Pain for hosting Grand Rounds 6.9 this week and including the post reviewing the movie New Moon from Teen Health 411.This week was a great cornucopia of interesting articles, and I especially enjoyed the Rx from Dr. Happ...

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  • Obesity Rising Among Asian Children

    Obesity (having a BMI above the 95th percentile) is associated with other health problems including heart disease, strokes and Type 2 Diabetes, making obesity a serious concern for most parents. Until recently, Asian children were the least likely...

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  • What Is The Motivation To Grow Up?

    Many of us are conscious of the fact that not only has our culture extending adolescence to about age 22, now "adultescence" seems to be becoming the norm. This phenomenon is experienced by parents whose adult children return home after college, f...

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  • Love Your Body Day!

    Loving our bodies and accepting our size may be the hardest things most women ever have to do! I found an old news article from Deb Burgard about the "war on obesity" and decided that I needed to help promote October 18th, which is still Love Your...

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  • Book Review: Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both (2007)

    This book, by Laura Sessions Stepp suggests that sex on college campuses for young women today means joyless encounters devoid of pleasure, leading to cynical and depressed young women. Her conclusions are supported by interviews with young women ...

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  • Book Review: Breaking Dawn

    Wow, 754 pages later I have emerged from the Twilight Series and Stephenie Meyer's latest book, Breaking Dawn! I got it Sunday and have not wanted to do anything but read all week.What a great book. This is the fourth - it follows Twilight, New M...

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

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