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Adolescent Medicine

Does stimulant medication for pediatric ADHD affect adult height?

November 08, 2022

A recent review found that multiple clinical trials indicated a reduction in adult height potential for children with long-term use of stimulant medication for treatment of ADHD, but other studies conflict with this data.

Diagnosing and treating the adolescent with irregular menstruation

October 10, 2022

At the 2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, a professor from the Baylor College of Medicine discusses how to develop an approach to investigate menstrual disturbances for adolescent patients and understand treatment options.

Between the lines: central precocious puberty

June 30, 2022

Two experts discuss a variety of subjects on central precocious puberty, including recent study findings that examined treatment initiation and duration with height, the need to individualize treatment decisions for girls with CPP, and 2 case reports.

Having "the talk" with teen patients

June 17, 2022

A visit with a pediatric clinician is an ideal time to ensure that a teenager knows the correct information, has the opportunity to make certain contraceptive choices, and instill the knowledge that the pediatric office is a safe place to come for help.