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2012-09-13 23:00:40

The CHAMPION Fund gala event raises funds for medical, mental health and case management services to the region´s most vulnerable youth. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 This Saturday, the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children´s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) honors Barbara Marshall, Fred Ali and Zev Yaroslavsky at The CHAMPION Fund gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Through their volunteer and professional service, they have helped the High Risk Youth Program to serve...

30 Percent Of Teens Are Sexting
2012-07-03 05:35:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past 15 years, teenagers have gone from communicating to their friends through AOL Instant Messenger on their family computer, to texting on their very own smartphone. However, new research indicates that the transition may have actually just opened up a new portal for teens to take advantage of. Teens are sexting at a higher rate than ever before, according to new research published in the July 2 issue of Archives of Pediatrics...

2012-05-08 09:16:42

An Australian school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent girls was not associated with statistically significant differences in body mass index (BMI) and other body composition measures, however the small changes may be related to clinically important health outcomes, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The study is part of the Nutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents theme issue....

2012-04-04 21:08:59

Young males who have been sexually abused are five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy compared to those with no abuse history, according to University of British Columbia research. Sexually abused boys are also three times more likely to have multiple sexual partners and twice as likely to engage in unprotected sex. Published online in advance of the Journal of Adolescent Health´s June issue, the UBC study explores links between sexual abuse and risky sexual behavior,...

2012-03-06 23:49:21

The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care publishes new set of evidence-based guidelines to overcome common barriers to optimal care for patients of all ages WHAT: The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) today announced the publication of a new set of evidence-based guidelines meant to optimize entry into and retention in HIV care and adherence to HIV treatment. The "Guidelines for Improving Entry into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral...

2012-03-06 10:27:51

Health care reform changes likely to magnify problem With no specific clinical preventive care guidelines targeting young adults, health care providers are missing key opportunities to improve the health of this population through preventive screening and intervention. Yet a new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows that when the ages of 18-26 years are carved out of existing professional guidelines across specialty groups, there are a broad number of...

2011-12-10 01:27:31

Adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa who receive treatment based on current recommendations for refeeding fail to gain significant weight during their first week in the hospital, according to a new study by UCSF researchers. The findings, published in the January issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health with an accompanying editorial, challenge the current conservative approach to feeding adolescents with anorexia nervosa during hospitalization for malnutrition. The American...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.