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Mineola, NY – A young person’s search for independence presents challenges for parents and teens alike. To learn tips that may help them navigate this transitional time together, parents are invited to bring their pre-teen or young teen with them or come alone to Winthrop-University Hospital’s free Parenting Today lecture, “Surviving Adolescence,” on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 7:00 PM. The program will be held at Winthrop’s Community Outreach Center, 101 Mineola Boulevard, at the corner of Second Street in Mineola, and is geared to parents and young people ages 11 to 14. The program will feature various health issues, including nutrition and exercise; pubertal changes, HPV and gynecological issues; risk taking behaviors and emotional concerns. Jane Swedler, MD, Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Winthrop, and Elana Kastner, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Winthrop, will address the physical and emotional changes young people encounter, the choices they make, the impact on their health and well-being, and the role of a parent during this transitional time. A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

Attendees are asked to arrive at 6:45 PM and park in the rear of the building. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required.

To reserve your space, please call 1-877-559-KIDS.

The Parenting Today program is coordinated by Children’s Health Services and the Department of Pediatrics, part of the Institute for Family Care at Winthrop. For information on other programs at the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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