Category Archives: Adolescent Health Care

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Study Examines Parent-Adolescent Agreement About Adolescents’ Suicidal Thoughts Article Discussion Addresses Major Public Health Concern An article in the January 2019 issue of Pediatrics, “Parent-Adolescent Agreement About Adolescents’ Suicidal Thoughts,” examines responses of participants in a study related to adolescent suicide. The article notes adolescent suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- to…
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Meningococcal B Update

Meningococcal B Update New data published in the January 2019 issue of Pediatrics impacts clinical decision-making associated with the Meningococcal B Vaccine and is an update to an article concerning the vaccine that appeared in the Winter 2019 EPSDT Care for Kids newsletter. The study analyzed data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System and…
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EPSDT Newsletter – Winter 2019 Issue

EPSDT Care for Kids Newsletter - Winter 2019 Issue Published Meningococcal B (MenB) Vaccine - Are you discussing this with your 16- to 23-year-old patients? by Ellen Link, MD In the lead article of the Winter 2019 issue of the Care for Kids newsletter, Dr. Link examines the 2015 recommendation of the Centers for Disease…
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Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

“Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents” Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdM, FAAP Lead author Dr. Jason Rafferty examines numerous health disparities facing children and adolescents who identify as transgender and gender-diverse in the recent Pediatrics article, “Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents.” The…
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