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Obesity Rates Continue to Rise in US Children, Adolescents CME/CE

: This article is intended for primary care clinicians, diabetologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, nurses, public health officials, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of obese youth.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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World Health Assembly agrees resolutions on women, children and adolescents, and healthy ageing

World Health Assembly press release on 2 resolutions: women, children and adolescents, and healthy ageing.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Teen cancer death rate causes alarm - BBC News

Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Sport-Related Concussion in Youth

Read the up-to-date recommendations and guidelines for diagnosis and management of pediatric sport-related concussions.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Bariatric surgery for obese adolescents to prevent type 2 diabetes

Welbourn and colleagues draw attention to the inequality of surgical provision between the United Kingdom and comparable nations in Europe and North America,1 and the failure to target subgroups with the greatest potential for individual benefit and cost utility to the healthcare system, such as patients with type 2 diabetes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Transgender Teen Celebrity Draws Crowd at AACE Meeting

US reality-TV star Jazz Jennings and her parents shared their story with AACE attendees as part of several well-attended sessions on transgender medicine.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Keep an Eye on Mental Health After Bariatric Surgery in Teens

A quarter of adolescents who undergo bariatric surgery have lingering mental-health and psychosocial problems, highlighting the importance of providing ongoing support, say Swedish researchers.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Most antidepressants are ineffective in children and teenagers, study shows

Most currently available antidepressants “do not seem to offer a clear advantage” in children and teenagers with major depression, a comprehensive meta-analysis has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 4 years ago
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High Schoolers' Cigarette Use Hits Lowest Level Since 1991

A national survey of youth behaviors showed traditional smoking is down to 11%, but now 24% of teenagers use e-cigarettes. Almost half said they texted or emailed while driving; 30% report having sex.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Most Antidepressants Ineffective for Kids With Depression

The vast majority of antidepressants are ineffective -- and some may even be unsafe -- for children and teens with major depressive disorder, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

A 2014 study looked at adolescent patients treated in a headache clinic with chronic post traumatic headaches (concussion headaches)  
umem.org
over 4 years ago