Homeschooling Banned in CA?
On February 28, 2008 the Second District Court of Appeal ruled that California law requires parents to send their children to full-time public or private schools or have them taught by credentialed tutors at home. Specifically, California's compul...
Telling Someone They May Have an STD
Here is a novel idea - tell someone they may have gotten a sexually transmitted infection from you by sending an anonymous e-card. The cards are available from the Internet Sexuality Information Services and are like a birthday card except that th...
Bad News about Summer Vacation for Obese Children
A recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (June 2007) suggested that for obese middle-school children, school-based fitness interventions are an important part of their overall fitness. In fact, the extended ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.12
I would like to thank drgcgeorge at Odysseys of George for hosting Grand Rounds 4.12 this week and creatively including my post about healthy bones.This week was interested and the pictures were really beautiful! Thank you!Photo credit: web_guy943...
Hormonal Contraception and HIV Risk
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) released a press release 12/7/06 saying that the results of a large study commissioned by the National Institutes of Health report that "hormonal contraception does not appear to...
Grand Rounds 3.21: Thank You
I would like to thank Jenni at ChronicBabe for hosting this week's sweet Grand Rounds 3.21 and including my post about sex and communication. Happy Valentine's Day!Photo Credit: flopperTags: Healthline, teen health, grand rounds
ADHD Cases Linked to Lead and Smoking
A recent study reported in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that about one-third of attention deficit cases among U.S. children may be linked with tobacco smoke before birth or to lead exposure afterward. Building on previous research li...
International Travel and Teens
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Be a good parent, expose your kids to the world! Seems reasonable, but I tell you, as I prepare to send my high school junior off on a trip to China next month, a recent Grand Rounds about Travel Medicine gave...
The High School Exit Exam Gets an "F"
Do you know that the high school exit exam keeps at least 22,500 California students a year from graduating? These are kids who have stayed in school and otherwise completed all of the high school requirements! Oh, it gets worse - most of the stud...
Talking to Teens About Alcohol
Last weekend an intoxicated 16-year old Orinda teen died in a hallway during a party, a preventable loss that disturbs any sane person. It makes me obsess about why our culture encourages the use of alcohol as part of celebrating and socializing, ...