Adolescent Care

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...

Jan 15, 2006 Issue
AAP Recommendations for Treating Children After a Disaster [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a clinical report recommending a course of action in treating children who have experienced or witnessed a disaster. After a disaster, children may experience a range of symptoms, from mild stress reactions to more severe cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Jan 1, 2006 Issue
Screening and Interventions for Overweight in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening and interventions for overweight in children and adolescents and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed.

Oct 1, 2005 Issue
AAP Report on Pregnancy in Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a clinical report on the state of adolescent pregnancy in the United States. The average age at first intercourse is 16 years for males and 17 years for females.

Oct 15, 2004 Issue
School-Based Mental Health Services [Practice Guidelines]

Oct 15, 2004 Issue
Pregnancy Prevention in Adolescents [Article]

Although the pregnancy rate in adolescents has declined steadily in the past 10 years, it remains a major public health problem with lasting repercussions for the teenage mothers, their infants and families, and society as a whole. Successful strategies to prevent adolescent pregnancy include commun...

Oct 1, 2004 Issue
AAP Report on Adolescent Sexuality [Practice Guidelines]

May 1, 2002 Issue
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Radiologic Decision-Making [Article]

Adolescent onset of severe idiopathic scoliosis has traditionally been evaluated using standing posteroanterior radiographs of the full spine to assess lateral curvature with the Cobb method. The most tilted vertebral bodies above and below the apex of the spinal curve are used to create intersectin...

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