Vol 36 No 4

Why confidential time with teen patients is necessary

March 25, 2019

A third of young adults have never had a private discussion with a clinician, according to a recent report that reveals a concerning lack of confidential communication between doctors and their young patients.

Aerobic exercise speeds recovery from concussion

April 01, 2019

Moderate aerobic exercise seems to be an effective treatment for adolescents after sport-related concussion, according to results of a randomized trial conducted in 103 athletes aged 13 to 18 years who entered the study within 10 days of being injured.

Excessive screen time hinders optimum development

April 01, 2019

Children aged 24 and 36 months who spend a lot of time in front of screens do less well on standardized developmental screening tests than other children, a longitudinal group study conducted in Canada showed.

Child with punctate opacities in the colon

April 01, 2019

An 11-year-old male presents to the emergency department (ED) with complaint of 2 days of focal, crampy, periumbilical abdominal pain associated with anorexia, fever, and 1 episode of emesis. What's the diagnosis? 

Adolescent privacy and the EHR

April 01, 2019

Adolescents are more likely to see a healthcare provider if they are certain their private information will be kept confidential. Here’s how to create a secure environment for these patients within your electronic health record (EHR) system.