An analysis of data from NHANES shows that obesity rates continue to increase in women and adolescents.
The relationship between HIV and STI rates and race/ethnicity and partner characteristics should be considered in future HIV intervention.
An awareness of the risks and red flags among adolescent patients who are being trafficked for sex is key to intervention in this vulnerable population.
Teenagers assigned to receive CBT treatment recovered 8 weeks faster than those receiving only standard care.
Teens who have insufficient sleep are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drunk driving.
The systematic literature review identified risk factors and protective factors that affect adolescents with chronic conditions.
The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.
Nearly one-quarter of patients aged 6 to 19 years reported they did not drink water at all.
Cutting injuries increased over time, and it was particularly common among girls, study results indicate.
The acronym SCOFF can help identify patients with a likely case of anorexia or bulimia.
Prescription diet pills were the most popular stimulant drug misused by females, while Adderall was the drug misused most often by males.
Primary care clinicians should look for signs of mental illness in their adolescent patients, especially among those who are bullied.
Higher potassium intakes were inversely associated with blood pressure change throughout adolescence.
Young people might not understand the health consequences of participating in stunts that help them feel like part of the crowd.
How do you ask a parent to leave in a diplomatic way when examining a pediatric patient?
Clinicians are seeing more boys with eating disorders and/or complications related to inappropriate diets, supplement use and steroid use.
Insufficient evidence for primary care interventions to cut illicit, nonmedical prescription drug use.
Specific questions will elicit more useful information about a teenager's sexual history.
Confusion about changing emergency contraception regulations may contribute to incorrect information about access.
Texting while driving is associated with negative outcomes for all teen drivers, but particularly those with ADHD.
Discussions about the female body should focus not just on looks, but also the amazing things the body can do.
As the laws regulating emergency contraception change, make sure you know the facts and are educating your patients.
Plan B One-Step is expected to reach drugstore shelves in coming weeks, after the FDA approves a supplemental application from drug maker Teva.
Despite recent declines, U.S. teen pregnancy rates are the highest among Western nations. What can we do to make a difference?
Often at increased risk for disease transmission, many teens and preteens do not receive the recommended immunizations in a timely manner.
A federal judge ruled today that the U.S. government must make Plan B and Plan B One-Step available over the counter for all ages
More than 40% of parents surveyed in 2010 reported they did not intend to vaccinate their adolescent female children with the HPV vaccine.
Prescribing neuroenhancing drugs, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, to improve cognitive function is unjustified and inadvisable, according to position paper.
The long-term health consequences of bath salts are not yet known, but experience suggests that proactive efforts are needed to minimize it's public health impact.
A new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement encourages clinicians to discuss emergency contraception options with teens during routine visits.