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Screening for substance use is recommended for all adolescents. If screening is positive, physicians can conduct an in-depth evaluation or refer the patient to a subspecialist. Treatment involves multiple therapeutic components for the abuse and its comorbid disorders. Ongoing lethality assessment is essential.
A growing body of literature points to the significance of premature cardiovascular disease in certain childhood diagnoses and emphasizes the importance of risk reduction by disease stratification.
Jun 15, 2007 Issue
Ophthalmologic Examinations in Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis [Practice Guidelines]
Guidelines on the use and frequency of ophthalmologic examinations in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
U.S. high school students who use illicit injection drugs or have unprotected sexual intercourse are at higher risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data on HIV-related risk behaviors in these students.
Feb 1, 2007 Issue
CDC Releases Survey Results on STD Counseling in Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]
Survey results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been released that assess the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in adolescents and the education and counseling practices of health care professionals.
Oct 15, 2006 Issue
AAP Examines Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Lifestyle Changes [Practice Guidelines]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, “Active Healthy Living: Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Increased Physical Activity,” addresses how physicians can encourage physical activity in children and adolescents who are currently or are at risk of becoming overweight or obese.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed new guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cytology and histology. Because management in some instances differs for adolescent patients, ACOG also created guidelines specific to this population.
Jun 1, 2006 Issue
AAP Reports on Healthy Weight-Control Practices in Young Athletes [Practice Guidelines]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released recommendations on healthy weight-control behaviors in young athletes to address counseling issues that physicians may encounter in caring for these patients. Children and adolescents often are involved in sports in which weight loss or weight gain is perceived as an advantage.
May 15, 2006 Issue
Screening for Overweight in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Case study: EH is a five-year-old boy seeing you for a routine well-child examination. His mother is concerned about his weight. He weighs 55 lb (25 kg), and his height is 42.5 in (108 cm). His body mass index (BMI) is 21.4 kg per m2, which places him in the 95th percentile for his age.
Feb 15, 2006 Issue
CDC Report on Barriers to Children Walking to School [Practice Guidelines]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the barriers to children walking to and from school in the United States in 2004. The CDC believes that comprehensive initiatives that include behavioral, environmental, and policy strategies are needed to address these ba...