Teen Health and Holidays
I want to take a moment and wish everyone a happy holiday season. No matter which holidays your family embraces, the winter months bring opportunities to spend time together, as well as to reflect on our lives, choices, and futures. I send blessin...
Grand Rounds 3.5: A Visual Tour
I would like to thank Bob Coffield from the Health Care Law Blog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Confidential Reproductive Health Care and Teens.
Rape Is A Reality: What College Students Should Know
It is sad but true that on every campus, sexual assault exists and is the most common during the first few weeks of school, when everyone is a stranger and students are moving in and out, there are parties, and defenses are down. Talk to your coll...
Unplugging for Summer Camp - Harder on Parents or Teens?
It is that time of year again. Our teens are preparing to go off to have great adventures at summer camps. They pack up and disconnect as more and more camps do not allow cell phones, computers, ipods, or BlackBerries.For teens who are used to con...
Body Drama: Book Review
Body Drama; Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers is a new book by Nancy Amanda Redd that should be on the shelf of every family, school, and doctor in America. This book provides pictures, knowledge and encouragement to young women e...
Fungus Among Us!
Just a reminder that as teens get older, and some get more modest, you may see less of their bodies, therefore they need to know how to recognize and treat assorted fungus they may pick up at school, the gym, or the pool. Specifically, athletes fo...
In Case of Emergency (ICE)
Here is an important topic I had not given much thought, but I believe parents should put on their "to-do" list. First, the police suggest that you program an "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) number into all the phones in your household. This is a n...
Dating Violence in the News
A recent study described in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry suggests that 3 percent of 12-to-17-year-old girls and 0.6 percent of boys report being physically or sexually assaulted by a romantic partner or da...
Sexuality Education is Failing Miserably
Recently there was a great story in the Washington Post article by Laura Sessions Stepp, staff writer and author of "Our last best shot: Guiding our children through early adolescence." I loved her book, and the title of the article, "Beyond the B...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.21
Thank you ACP Hospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds 6.21 this week and including a post about reducing screen time from Teen Health 411.This week was so easy to read and really interesting! Thanks for the tour, laughs and new-found facts!Photo cred...