On the AAP's latest clinical report on teen suicideI want to commend the new Clinical Report, “Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents,” issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence. The lead author, Benjamin Shain, MD, and the Committee wrote a clear, concise, well-referenced report that is highly relevant to the practicing primary care pediatrician.
Study: One in two teens misuse their Rx drugsAlthough prescription drug misuse is declining among teens, one in two patients tested between the ages of 10 and 17 years are not using their medications appropriately, potentially putting their health at risk, according to a new analysis.
Teledermatology helps patients help themselvesTeledermatology eases disease management for young acne patients.
‘Beezin’: teens applying lip balm to eyelids to experience buzzAccording to a report from a television station in Cincinnati, OH, some teenagers are now applying Burt’s Bees lip balm onto the outside of their eyelids to enhance intoxication from alcohol or other drugs. They call it “beezin.”
Should family physicians question younger patients on hookah, e-cigarettes use?A new report suggests that children as young as middle school-aged are smoking e-cigarettes and hookah, which are often believed to be safer alternatives to regular cigarettes.
Study: Many teens abusing painkillers, sedativesMore than 10% of teens and young adults admit misusing a prescription painkiller or sedative, according to a study published in Pediatrics.