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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • Summer Camp & Independence

    Well it is summer again and if your kids are lucky, they are preparing for summer camp. Our family favorite is the old-fashioned camp - crafts, campfires, silly songs, talent shows, mess halls, pools, and ropes courses.Preparation means writing yo...

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  • The 2008 Teens' Top 10 Books

    About the Teens' Top Ten Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nomin...

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  • Do You Have A Self-Injury (Cutting) Problem?

    Self-injury is a behavior people rely on to relieve or distract themselves from difficult feelings, or to communicate emotions that they seem unable to speak. Once people learn to express themselves in other ways – verbally, or in writing – the im...

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  • The Intrauterine Contraceptive (IUC) - Mirena

    I got a couple of odd questions on the We're Talking Teen Health site recently that confused me - asking about a new kind of IUD, and finally a friend recorded the TV commercial that seems to have triggered the questions.I guess the IUD has enough...

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  • Teen Birth Rate Rises for the First Time in 14 Years

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the teen birth rate in the United States rose in 2006 for the first time since 1991, and unmarried childbearing also rose significantly. Thee statistics are featured in a new repor...

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  • It is National Teen Driver Safety Week

    Talk to your teen this week about safe driving. If they are a young driver, ask them to talk about what they are still uncomfortable with when behind the wheel. With the rainy season coming, remember to offer a little training time in the rain, e...

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  • Gratitude and Abundance:Can You Feel the Love?

    It's Thanksgiving this week (in the United States) and families everywhere are traveling, shopping, cleaning, cooking eating, and preparing themselves for the holiday season, which will run at least five weeks, and sometimes longer. This is a perf...

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About the Author

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

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