Teen Health 411
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  • Surviving a Borderline Parent

    Being a teenager in our world is hard enough, but if you live with a parent who gives you mixed messages or the silent treatment, or whose mood swings from euphoria to despair in a matter of hours, it can be even harder. If as a teen you keep wond...

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  • Selling Food to Children: Why is Obesity a Problem?

    Here is an assignment for you - watch TV with your tween one day and count the food advertisements - a recent study suggests you will see about 21 a day, and 34% of them will be advertising candy or snacks, 28% will be for cereal, and 10% will be ...

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  • What Is Being Done To Prevent H1N1?

    PCAST (President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) recommends several key steps to preventing H1N1:All manufacturers (there are five) of the vaccine have been asked to prepare and deliver the vaccine as quickly as possible.The DHHS ...

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  • STIs Common Within Two Years of Sexual Debut

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  • Chlamydia and Teens

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs. Most women infected with chlamydia have no symptoms although serious complications can c...

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  • Religion and Teen Sexual Behavior

    The Journal of Adolescent Health included a recent article entitled "The role of parent religiosity in teens' transitions to sex and contraception" exploring the associations of parent and family religiosity with the timing of sexual initiation ...

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  • Taking Stock: Remembering the Love!

    ?????????????????????????????????Welcome to 2009! As you rest up from the time you took off from work, and filled with decorating, family, friends, parties, gifts, shopping, traveling, and cleaning, I want to remind you to take a moment, and a dee...

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  • Teen Health Rights

    There is a new web site from the National Center for Youth Law to help health care providers in California understand the many laws that impact their work with teens around reproductive health. The new web site Teen Health Rights includes guideboo...

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  • Holiday Letters - Are you Ready?

    Dread or delight? Maybe you write holiday letters to keep people you care about involved in your life. Maybe you hate holiday letters because they sound so "cheery" and make your own reality seem "dim" in comparison. Whichever reality you call you...

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  • Boys Lie About Sex?

    In fact, according to the results of an online survey about sex, relationships, and sexual respect, 60 percent of young men and teen boys lie about sex. In November, 1,200 males ages 15-22 took the survey conducted by TRU, Seventeen magazine and t...

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About the Author

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

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