Topic: adolescent medicine

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Social Media, Self-Esteem, and Teen Suicide

Suicide is the cause of 13% of teenage deaths in the United States. It is the third largest cause of death, falling short of only accidents and homicide. This is a very scary fact, as suicide is not something…
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Navigating Technology with Teenagers

It is already that time of year again, when school is starting up and life is returning to the normal routine. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing some of the most rigorous adjustments…
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Best Practices for Supporting LGBTQI Youth and Families in Pediatric Practices

Pediatricians are in a unique position to support patients who identify as LGBTQI. They have established, longterm relationships with their patients and are able to provide the kind of compassionate and confidential space where patients can share, ask questions, and get access to support and resources. Knowing the best practices to help these patients feel safe and supported is key.
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Mental Health Worries: Conflicting Truths

Even though more than 17 million children in the United States have or have had a diagnosable mental illness, many of them do not receive treatment, according to a study by the Child Mind Institute (CMI)…