Posts Tagged ‘adolescents’

The Scary Truth About E-cigarettes

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Over the past few years, nicotine use in children and adolescents has rapidly increased, largely because of a product called JUUL. Introduced in 2015, JUUL is an e-cigarette that’s leading to what public health officials call “a youth e-cigarette epidemic.” “In 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students rose by 78 percent, and more than…

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Understanding the new guidelines to diagnosing depression

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently announced new depression screening guidelines.

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their “Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care.” This is the first update of the 2009 document crafted by the AAP and the Canadian Pediatric Society along with psychiatric associations from both countries. These guidelines recognize that pediatricians and other primary care providers are often…

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