Top Teen Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Time to Talk about Teen Suicide

    Time to Talk about Teen Suicide

    Sadly, it’s time to talk about teen suicide again.Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in our young people 15-24; approximately 4,000 Americans in this age group died of their own actions last year and a much greater number suffered a range of consequences from suicide attempts. More than 32,000 Americans of all ages […]

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  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School

    10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School and am Glad to Know Now

    1. It’s okay to be sad Or happy. Or frustrated. Or angry. If my experience is any indication, you might feel any (or all) of these emotions on a daily basis. And don’t feel bad if your instinct is to take your pain out on those around you. But resist. Find a coping technique that […]

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Many teens want their jobs to be exciting, glamorous and be the envy of their friends.  But those jobs only exist on MTV.  Or, at least they don’t exist unless you have experience.  You can’t get a job as Fashion Editor at Vogue or Executive Chef at The Ivy in Beverly Hills without proof that […]

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  • Raising Liam

    Raising Liam

    Sometimes I hear my 5-year-old son say things, or watch him do things, that I’ve been meaning to teach him but haven’t.  I was totally planning on doing it, it’s just that I hadn’t had time yet, or the teachable moment hadn’t happened.  And yet, he knew it already.

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  • Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine

    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine

    When people have asked me what it takes to be a physician, I usually tell them that there are three things that every doctor must have. And no, being scared of blood is not a deal breaker.

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  • Life Changing Experience

    Life Changing Experience

    Nothing I could have read could have prepared me for what I saw in the memorials and on the streets of Rwanda this summer during our visit. In 1994 Rwanda went through one of the most horrible genocides in recent history.

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  • Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, tics, PANDA Introduction to tourette syndrome: The great English poet, author, and conversationalist, Dr. Samuel Johnson, is believed to have had Tourette syndrome, complete with both facial and vocal tics. His towering success in his day — before useful medicines had been developed – can be an inspiration […]

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  • Strep Throat

    Strep Throat: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Strep pharyngitis, Acute pharyngitis, Exudative pharyngitis Introduction to strep throat: Some children fool their parents, with just a fever and a headache or stomachache. Others have the worst sore throat they can remember. Either way, strep throat should be treated with antibiotics. What is strep throat? Strep throat is a bacterial infection of […]

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  • Sexual Abuse

    Sexual Abuse: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Child molestation, Rape Introduction to sexual abuse: Some of the most poignant episodes of my pediatric training were long visits with children victimized by sexual abuse. I vividly remember sitting with tears streaming down my face after hearing how children had been scarred by those they trusted. How sad that this is such […]

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  • Mononucleosis

    Mononucleosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Infectious mononucleosis, Mono, Epstein-Barr virus infections, EBV, glandular fever. Alice-in-Wonderland Syndrome Introduction to mononucleosis: Nicknamed the “kissing disease,” many parents think of mono as a disease of teens and young adults. They don’t know that young children are also commonly affected. One form of mono is seen almost only in young children: a […]

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