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  • Teens and Stress

    Like adults, teens can become stressed out without knowing it is happening. One minute all is well, but then he or she gets behind in homework or starts one too many after school activity, or projects are due all at once, or a team goes to nation...

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  • California Graduated Drivers License

    For the last 10 years California has had a law that requires all new teen drivers to get their license through a three-step process. This graduated license law was developed to reduce the number of teen accidents and fatalities of drivers between ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.21

    Thank you to Matthew Holt at The Health Care Blog for including my post about HIV Testing in Grand Rounds 5. 21 this week.Special thanks for including Wax Poetically (it is about ear wax) from Musings of a Distractible Mind - it was a wonderful wa...

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  • Abortion: When Denial is Not the Best Choice

    Putting aside any values, religious beliefs and thoughts about what is "right," it is important that teens understand their medical choices if they do become, or get someone pregnant.I know that denial works in some situations and teens who are af...

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  • Book Review: Momma Zen

    Momma Zen: Walking The Crooked Path of Motherhood, by Karen Maezen Miller took me a long time to read, in part because we have had very different experiences as mothers, and in part because I knew when I was done, I would have to write this review...

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  • Cutting to Relieve Emotional Pain

    Historically, self-injury has gotten very little press, but there is rising concern about youth, mostly girls, who cut themselves, and the advent of MySpace, Xanga, and other social media may mean people are talking about it more. Boys self-harm a...

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  • Confessions of a Closet Waldorf Parent

    Waldorf education really comes down to the difference between teaching a curriculum and teaching children. Children learn best when a caring, connected adult incorporates the rhythm of life, music, art, and movement into the classroom.Waldorf Edu...

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  • Could 1 in 4 Women be Infected with HPV?

    In case you are still struggling with the question of whether or not to have your teen daughters vaccinated against HPV, there was another report that may encourage you to make the first (of three) appointments. A February article in USA Today rep...

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  • Condoms Prevent STDs: Duh!

    A recent study reported in the American Journal of Public Health (2007; 97(6):1090-1095) found that adolescents who use condoms the first time they have sexual intercourse are less likely to have chlamydia and gonorrhea seven years later, and were...

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  • Teens Admit Risky Driving Habits

    Oh my goodness! As parents we may have assumed that our teenagers do not need to be told that they cannot talk on the cellphone, or text message while driving, but think again! In spite of the fact that parents know teens do not have the experien...

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

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