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Adolescent Care

Nov 15, 2014 Issue
Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 14-year-old male high school student presents for a preparticipation physical examination. He just started the 9th grade and is trying out for his school's football team. He is a nonsmoker and has never used illicit drugs. However, his parents are longtime smokers, and some of his older friends on the football team smoke.


Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, affecting approximately 2% to 4% of adolescents. The incidence of scoliosis is about the same in males and females; however, females have up to a 10-fold greater risk of curve progression. Although most youths with scoliosis will ...


Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Care of the College Student [Article]

There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, ...


Jul 15, 2013 Issue
Bullying Among Adolescents: A Challenge in Primary Care [Editorials]

Patients of primary care physicians should undergo psychosocial screening as part of routine wellness visits and when seeking care for mental health or somatic problems, or behavioral concerns. Physicians should be alert to any indications of bullying and identify relevant sequelae in a full psychosocial evaluation.


Apr 15, 2013 Issue
Metformin Use in Adolescents [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

There are no studies evaluating whether metformin prevents or delays the onset of diabetes in adolescents who are obese. In adults, metformin is as effective as lifestyle interventions in preventing increases in A1C and fasting glucose levels, but it is less effective in preventing or delaying the o...


Dec 15, 2012 Issue
Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling [Article]

Serious health problems, risky behavior, and poor health habits persist among adolescents despite access to medical care. Most adolescents do not seek advice about preventing leading causes of morbidity and mortality in their age group, and physicians often do not find ways to provide it. Although h...


Sep 1, 2012 Issue
Care of a Sexually Active Adolescent [Curbside Consultation]

The American Medical Association's Principles of Medical Ethics clearly state that physicians “shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law.” However, the laws in American jurisdictions vary with respect to a minor's ability to consent to medical treatment. Many ...


Aug 15, 2012 Issue
Breast Masses in Adolescents: Clinical Pearls in the Diagnostic Evaluation [Editorials]

The diagnostic evaluation of an adolescent presenting with a breast mass differs substantially from that of an adult because of marked differences in breast cancer risk and breast architecture. In the adolescent, early clinical assessment and close follow-up are most important, and there is less emphasis on exclusion of a breast malignancy.


Apr 1, 2012 Issue
AAP Releases Clinical Report on the Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families [Practice Guidelines]

The number of children and adolescents using social media Web sites (e.g., Facebook) has significantly increased in the past five years. Research has shown that social media improves communication, social interaction, and technical abilities. Physicians are in a position to talk to families about th...


Mar 15, 2012 Issue
Providing Confidential Care for Adolescents [Editorials]

Adolescents are generally healthy, but they commonly present with high-risk behaviors that are often missed by physicians. Without confidentiality, teenagers may avoid seeking services for sensitive health care needs.


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