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2013-12-12 20:25:03

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report issued today by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Pfizer Inc., adolescents are often overlooked in the US healthcare system, which may lead to short- and long-term health consequences and contribute to the economic burden on the healthcare system. The report, titled The Case for Improving Adolescent Health: Helping prepare adolescents for a healthy future, suggests that an annual preventive care...

2013-11-04 16:28:46

Broader diagnostic criteria could help identify illness in boys BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents and doctors assume eating disorders very rarely affect males. However, a study of 5,527 teenage males from across the U.S., published Nov. 4 in JAMA Pediatrics, challenges this belief. Boston Children's Hospital researchers found 17.9 percent of adolescent boys were extremely concerned about their weight and physique. These boys were more likely to start engaging...

2013-11-04 08:23:38

CINCINNATI, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Pediatrics shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon that is affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Published online Nov. 4, the multi-institutional study strengthens a growing body of research documenting the earlier onset of puberty in girls of all races. "The impact of earlier...

2013-10-30 23:33:36

The Endrometriosis Foundation of America launches ENPOWR to educate adolescents about Endometriosis in response to the New York State Department of Health's finding that Endometriosis is a critical disease harming adolescents. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Through the Teen Health Awareness Campaign, launched earlier this year with Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) co-founder Padma Lakshmi, New York State Senator Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, and members of the Senate...

2013-10-21 12:27:58

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The teenage years are a busy time for young people and parents and are filled with changes of many types - physical, emotional and environmental. Many changes take place over the teen years physically, emotionally and socially. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130927/CL88116LOGO ) "Whether teens are in middle school or high school, preparing for college or working full-time, they are making the transition into adulthood and...

2013-09-20 11:30:06

UCSF clinical research study first to compare refeeding protocols for anorexia nervosa Higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets that currently are recommended for adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The findings will be published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health along with an accompanying editorial and two supporting...

2013-06-13 16:41:15

Rape is shockingly common in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, where as many as one in four adolescent girls are raped each year. But a short self-defense course can dramatically reduce the girls' vulnerability to sexual assault, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and an organization called No Means No Worldwide. "Self-defense training taught these young girls to stand up and say 'no' with confidence, and empowered them...

2013-05-09 23:44:13

Teen Health Coach, Linda Mandelbaum HHC, AADP, LE is now working with teenage clients throughout the United States via Skype coaching. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 The Teen Health Coach, Linda Mandelbaum HHC, AADP, LE with offices in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, has recently started working with teenage clients throughout the United States via in-depth Skype coaching sessions. After multiple Skype health coaching sessions with teenage clients from other parts of the...

2013-04-16 08:29:49

BETHESDA, Md., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately one-third of teens may be missing annual checkups according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services(1) and the US Census.(2) Teens often encounter social, emotional, and physical issues that may include eating disorders and obesity, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections.(3) While experts agree that teens should get annual medical checkups to be screened for health risks and discuss important...

2013-04-09 12:29:23

***NEWS BRIEFING ALERT*** WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately one-third of teens may be missing annual checkups at a time of risk-taking and exploration, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services([1]) and the latest US Census.([2]) But this time is also an opportunity to develop attitudes and lifestyles that can set them up for better health. To increase opportunities to discuss key health-related problems and behaviors, from...