Latest Adolescent medicine Stories

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.

2011-07-05 12:55:41

Children with a parent who was deployed in the U.S. military efforts Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) for longer periods were more likely than children whose parents did not deploy to receive a diagnosis of a mental health problem.

2011-06-07 15:11:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teenage girls are almost four times more likely to be tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI) when doctors ask patients with abdominal symptoms about their sexual history during visits to a pediatric emergency department, according to a study by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The results, published online by the journal Pediatrics, found almost 20 percent of patients who arrived at the emergency department with potential...

2011-05-03 00:00:03

A study documents reduction in hospital mortality over ten years in a children's hospital without a Pediatric Emergency Medical Team (PMET).

2011-05-02 16:54:00

Federal budget cuts threaten training program necessary to fill growing specialist gap, meet increasing patient need BOSTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Washington looks for ways to trim budget costs, one of the programs facing continued threats of cuts or elimination is the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Program, a program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that provides federal funds to freestanding children's...

2011-04-05 15:26:44

For women, having a male partner who exhibits controlling behaviors such as limiting contact with friends and insisting on knowing one's whereabouts at all times, may be associated with increased physical and sexual relationship violence.

2011-04-05 00:23:31

Children are urged to participate in sports at younger and younger ages and at greater levels of intensity.

2011-04-04 23:47:28

Adolescents who spend more time listening to music are far more likely to have major depressive disorder, while young people who spend more time reading books are far less likely to have such a diagnosis.

2011-03-08 02:49:40

A study published in the March 2011 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that Massachusetts' new court-ordered mental health screening and intervention program led to more children being identified as behaviorally and emotionally at risk.

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