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  • Ode to the Human Body

    A body - we each have one - whether we cover it, fight with it, or celebrate it. In the beginning of our life, an adult cares for the body we are given and as we grow, we assume more and more control over the wonders of it and responsibility for i...

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  • On the Road Again - Another College Visit

    OK, the college season has changed and all of the U.S. families with high school seniors (who can afford it) are now taking to the air and highway to visit the colleges their kids have been accepted at - in hopes of finding the "right one." Studen...

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  • The Incredible Melting Condom

    As I hope you know, HIV infection rates are growing among women as heterosexual transmission becomes more common, and there are places in the world where up to 74% of the new cases each year are in females. Biology is part of the problem. The skin...

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  • Manorexia: Males and Eating Disorders

    A recent parenting tip from commonsense media reported that 25% of anorexics and bulimics, as well as 40% of binge eaters were men. Unlike females, who just want to be thin, men involved with recent research at Harvard cite a desire to have chisel...

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  • Book Review: The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness

    I was lucky enough to be asked to review the new book, The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp, by Alvaro Fernandez and Elkhonon Goldberg (2009), and ...

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  • Teen Talk Sexuality & Education

    Sometimes there are wonderful resources right under my nose and I do not find them for a while. This is the case with Teen Talk Sexuality - a wonderful group of people doing amazing sexuality education work with schools and communities in the San ...

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  • Your Kids and Investing

    There is something about the New Year that encourages people to take stock of their financial standing and think about their futures - maybe it is having to do the taxes! There was an interesting article this month in the Costco Connection by Jim ...

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  • Mycoplasma Genitallium: An Emerging Sexually Transmitted Infection

    Great! Just what we need another sexually transmitted infection to worry about. A report entitled "Mycoplasma genitalium among young adults in the United Stated: An emerging sexually transmitted infection," was recently published in the American J...

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  • College Letters are Coming

    Colleges across the country are sending out letters this month - acceptances and rejections - to millions of students whose life path will change with the coming of Spring. By May 1, 2010 most of them will have put down a deposit and accepted a sp...

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  • Girls and Sports - Results from Seventeen and WNBA

    Seventeen Magazine and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) recently conducted a survey about how sports impact the lives of teen girls. The results may surprise you - they did me. According to this survey (of only about 1,000 young...

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

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