Monday, July 27, 2009
Visitors to this free health-screening website receive personalized feedback, finding out if their alcohol consumption is likely to be within safe limits -- or if it may be harmful to their health now, or in the future. They also find out whether they drink more or less than other people of their age and gender.
AlcoholScreening.org was developed by Join Together, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health. Based on the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), a standard in screening instruments, this simple, anonymous test takes only a few minutes and provides confidential results. AlcoholScreening.org was launched in April 2001, and the website delivered its millionth health screening on April 7, 2009.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Parenting tips for parents with teens who are too old for day care and spend time home alone when parents are working or out of town. If your home has no parent supervision during certain parts of the dayand other teens know it, they may put undue pressure on your teen. The most dangerous times for teens is between 3pm and 7pm. We can set up our teens for disaster or, prepare them for safe, stress free times at home. Talk about internet use, entertaining the opposite sex, defending themselves against intruders, and how to answer the phone. Set parameters on who has permission to come over. Give your teen a schedule of things to do, work and fun to stave off boredom and loneliness.