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Unspoken Rules: Peer Pressure Isn't Just About Teenagers by Steve Roesler Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Mar 2009 3:17pm Many years ago my friend and associate Dr. Bud Bilanich and I worked together at Pfizer headquarters in NYC. One day, we decided that the elevator ride up to the 19th floor was just too quiet. No one spoke to each other even though we all worked for the same company. (Clearly, Bud and I had grown  up in the suburbs). Our foray into the Land of Un ... Read on »
Peer Pressure or Personal Pressure? by Vanessa Van Petten Patient Expert Posted Sat 19 Dec 2009 9:00am 1 Comment Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box Maria Elena is a 16-year-old from Wilmington, DE. She enjoys dancing and cooking and her favorite subject is Math because she likes solving big equations. “If your friends jumped o ... Read on »
Doctor Blog--Smoking and Peer Pressure by Dr. Rima B. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Jul 2008 7:12pm Most of the time, when someone says "peer pressure", there are negative overtones.  In the May 22, 2008New England Journal of Medicine, researchers with the Framingham Heart Study detail their findings of how groups of people smoke together and quit smoking together.  The title is "The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Ne ... Read on »
Peer pressure teaches germ theory? by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 02 Jun 2012 8:43am I post this abstract without comment.  I welcome your observations, though, about what this might mean about the effectiveness of education of health care professionals.  The photo above comes from an old blog post .  The disk on the left shows bacteria colonies that grew from my hand before it was washed with a disinfectant. The disk on t ... Read on »
Peer Pressure Impacts Parents Too by Beth F. Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 8:54am Written by Marye Audet, Your Teen Magazine . We all warn our kids about peer pressure . Sadly, we parents don't always take our own advice to heart. Somewhere inside every parent is a 16-year-old who wants her friends to think she has it all together. If you have a teen that pulls good grades, excels in sports and goes on mission ... Read on »
Avoid Teenage Alcoholism: Saying No To Peer Pressure: 7 Tips by addictiondoc Posted Sat 11 Dec 2010 4:24pm As parents, we ideally want to raise our teens to be drug and alcohol free. Most teens have been exposed to multiple opportunities for teenage binge drinking and been offered a variety of drugs. Unfortunately, these opportunities begin as early as middle school. Most parents tend to be very naive about how prevalence of teenage alcoholis ... Read on »
Random Thoughts about Running and Peer Pressure by RunDMT Posted Tue 31 May 2011 12:00am Last week, the running was a little light due to all the end of the year hullabaloo at my girls’ school.  When did the end of the year get more chaotic than Christmas?  Between all the parties, volunteering nearly every day, a field trip and a volunteer breakfast, I couldn’t keep my days straight!  Never mind trying to squeeze in a run!  I ... Read on »
Five Healthy Methods to Educate Teens on How to Deal with Peer Pressure by Dr. Daisy S. Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Thu 16 May 2013 7:00am Many of us look back on our teenage years and remember the time as carefree, but spending my days teaching high school math has helped me keep a less sentimental view of teenage life. Today, so many teens are incredibly stressed out – especially the high-achieving ones. In addition to juggling school work and extracurricular activities, t ... Read on »
Virtual Motivation vs. Peer Pressure by LBontherun Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 8:50pm To be perfectly honest, I am not a hardcore runner , although I sometimes pretend to be by doing things like crazy all night races with a bunch of strangers. And while I’ve been known to run in my fair share of snow storms, and have had runs that’re so cold my camelbak freezes, most of the time I don’t actually take delight in being extreme. On ... Read on »
Adult peer pressure. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Dec 2013 4:00am my current drink of choice… Im one of the few people I know who doesn’t reflect upon her youth with a wistful ahhh if only I could go back there! life was so carefree! It isnt I didnt enjoy it (I did. Methinks perhaps too much .) Im just painfully aware how exhausting it was even if, with hindsight, I can see how *not* stressful it ... Read on »