Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, explains the conflict that doctors face when teenagers approach them in confidence about their STD or drug problem.
NEW YORK, NY – August 1, 2011 – Dr. Veronica Anderson, Social Media Medicine Expert and Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently published a blog on her website www.drveronica.com urging parents to be open and accepting in talking about sex, drugs and alcohol with their teenagers; this is the best way to help them make healthy choices when they are in tough situations. Dr. Veronica explains her stance in her blog, titled “Let’s Talk About Teenage Sex.”
Dr. Anderson writes, “As a health professional, I have seen many young people in challenging predicaments related to sex, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. My requirement as a physician was to treat them as an “emancipated minor,” to keep their confidentiality and not tell their parents anything. Yet, when these same teens came in my office for any other care, (an eye exam, for example), I was not to treat them without expressed consent of their parent. How is this right or healthy for our youth?”
“What I really wish is that parents would just stop burying their heads and talk to their kids about life. Although graduating from high school is all about grades and SAT scores, I would wish that graduating youth would learn how to handle difficult situations that life will present: how to make choices, how to say ‘No” and feel good about yourself, or how to say ‘Yes” to the right people and relationships,” asserts Dr. Anderson.
Wellness for the REAL World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.
The entire blog can be found at http://www.drveronica.com/blog/let’s-talk-about-teenage-sex.php
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Listen in to Dr. Veronica Anderson’s web radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/
About Wellness for the Real World:
Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly WebTalkRadio.net broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.
About Dr. Veronica Anderson:
Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.
Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.