Adolescent Medicine

AAP Provides Recommendations for Teen Drivers, Parents

AAP Provides Recommendations for Teen Drivers, Parents

Parents should be reminded that their driving and behavior will shape the behavior of their teen drivers.

Discrimination Concern in Adolescents Linked to Increased Substance Use

Discrimination Concern in Adolescents Linked to Increased Substance Use

Teens whose concern over societal discrimination grew between 2016 and 2017 increased their cigarette and marijuana use.

Pest Allergies in Urban Adolescents Exacerbate Poorly Controlled Asthma

Pest Allergies in Urban Adolescents Exacerbate Poorly Controlled Asthma

Cockroach and mouse allergies were most often associated with poorly controlled asthma and exacerbations in urban adolescents.

Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among US Teenagers

Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among US Teenagers

Increases in use of 1 or more contraceptive methods, dual-method use, long-acting reversibles.

Spinal Manipulation Plus Exercise Effective for Teen Low Back Pain

Spinal Manipulation Plus Exercise Effective for Teen Low Back Pain

Spinal manipulative therapy plus exercise more effective than exercise alone over 1-year period.

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

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For this study, researchers investigated the incidence of primary ovarian insufficiency incidence and estimated risk for POI after vaccination with human papillomavirus, Tdap, influenza and meningococcal conjugate using Kaiser Permanente Northwest electronic health records from 2006 to 2014.

HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors

HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors

No substantive or significant associations between HPV legislation and adolescent sexual behaviors.

HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents

HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents

Findings among teens diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the emergency department.

Pelvic Exam in ER Doesn't Help Predict STI for Young Females

Pelvic Exam in ER Doesn't Help Predict STI for Young Females

Pelvic exam doesn't add to history for diagnosis of STIs in young females with suspected cervicitis, PID.

Internet "Challenges" and Teenagers: a Guide for Primary Care Providers

Internet "Challenges" and Teenagers: a Guide for Primary Care Providers

Discussions involving Internet challenges with children and adolescents should be as sensitive as those about sexuality and drug or alcohol use.

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Increased From 1999 to 2014

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Increased From 1999 to 2014

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If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030.

Social Media and Adolescents: What Are the Health Risks?

Social Media and Adolescents: What Are the Health Risks?

Primary care providers should screen for depression and other health-related risks associated with the use of social media by adolescents.

Transgender, gender nonconforming youths underutilize health care

Nearly twice the number of youths who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming stated their health to be fair, poor, or good as opposed to very good or excellent when compared with youths who identified as cisgender.

Obesity rates increasing in women, adolescents

Obesity rates increasing in women, adolescents

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An analysis of data from NHANES shows that obesity rates continue to increase in women and adolescents.

HIV, STI rates elevated among young MSM

HIV, STI rates elevated among young MSM

The relationship between HIV and STI rates and race/ethnicity and partner characteristics should be considered in future HIV intervention.

Domestic minor sex trafficking: missed clinical opportunities

Domestic minor sex trafficking: missed clinical opportunities

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.

CBT in primary care settings benefits adolescents diagnosed with depression

CBT in primary care settings benefits adolescents diagnosed with depression

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Teenagers assigned to receive CBT treatment recovered 8 weeks faster than those receiving only standard care.

Insufficient sleep may increase risky behavior in teens

Insufficient sleep may increase risky behavior in teens

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Teens who have insufficient sleep are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drunk driving.

Care gaps identified in adolescents as they enter adulthood

Care gaps identified in adolescents as they enter adulthood

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The systematic literature review identified risk factors and protective factors that affect adolescents with chronic conditions.

Stimulant misuse increasing in young adults

Stimulant misuse increasing in young adults

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The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.

Kids, teens aren't drinking enough water

Kids, teens aren't drinking enough water

Nearly one-quarter of patients aged 6 to 19 years reported they did not drink water at all.

Self-inflicted injury rates among adolescents on the rise

Self-inflicted injury rates among adolescents on the rise

Cutting injuries increased over time, and it was particularly common among girls, study results indicate.

Screening tool detects eating disorders

Screening tool detects eating disorders

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The acronym SCOFF can help identify patients with a likely case of anorexia or bulimia.

Stimulant misuse may start earlier than expected

Stimulant misuse may start earlier than expected

Prescription diet pills were the most popular stimulant drug misused by females, while Adderall was the drug misused most often by males.

Addressing bullying in primary care

Addressing bullying in primary care

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Primary care clinicians should look for signs of mental illness in their adolescent patients, especially among those who are bullied.

High salt intake may not lead to adverse effects on blood pressure in teen girls

High salt intake may not lead to adverse effects on blood pressure in teen girls

Higher potassium intakes were inversely associated with blood pressure change throughout adolescence.

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Young people might not understand the health consequences of participating in stunts that help them feel like part of the crowd.

When is it okay to examine a child alone?

When is it okay to examine a child alone?

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How do you ask a parent to leave in a diplomatic way when examining a pediatric patient?

Distorted body image not just a girl problem

Distorted body image not just a girl problem

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Clinicians are seeing more boys with eating disorders and/or complications related to inappropriate diets, supplement use and steroid use.

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for drug use interventions in youth

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for drug use interventions in youth

Insufficient evidence for primary care interventions to cut illicit, nonmedical prescription drug use.

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