Adolescent Medicine

Did Philadelphia soda tax lead to less consumption?

October 20, 2021

Taxing soda and other sugar sweetened beverages has been seen as a tool to encourage more healthy behaviors. A look at soda consumption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania provides insight into whether it works.

Reaching teens on sexual health through telehealth

October 11, 2021

Telehealth offers a whole new way to reach out to adolescent patients for critical conversations on sexual health, according to a session at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

When puberty arrives too early or too late

October 09, 2021

Puberty will happen for every child, but when it arrives early or is delayed both parent and child may be worried. A presentation at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition discussed typical reasons for both early and delayed pubertal development.

Does legalization of marijuana lead to adolescent use?

September 14, 2021

A major worry with marijuana legalization, whether medical or recreational, has been that it would increase adolescent use of the substance. Has this concern been proven true in states that have legalized?

Visby Medical ™ handheld STI testing device gets approval

September 08, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued 501(k) clearance for Visby Medical’s Sexual Health Click Test, a single-use, instrument-free polymerase chain reaction diagnostic test for sexually transmitted infections.