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Several pupillary light reflex metrics are increased for adolescents with concussion versus healthy controls

Pupillary Light Reflex Metrics May ID Sports Concussion in Teens

Eight of nine metrics significantly greater among athletes with concussion versus healthy controls
Routine vaccination with a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended for adolescents aged 11 to 12 years with a booster at age 16 years

ACIP Provides Recommendations on Meningococcal Vaccination

Vaccination with MenACWY recommended for adolescents aged 11 to 12 years with booster at 16 years
There is great variation in the treatment of mental illness in adolescents

Teens’ Mental Illness Treatment May Not Follow Guidelines

Variance in treatment occurs within and across ZIP codes, suggesting non-supply-side variables
Women are more likely to experience anxiety and depression

CDC: Women More Likely to Experience Anxiety, Depression

Women are more likely to receive any mental health treatment, as are children aged 12 to 17 years
For gender-incongruent youth presenting for gender-affirming medical care

Timing of Gender-Affirming Care Linked to Mental Health

Mental health worse with late pubertal stage, older age for youth presenting for gender-affirming care
Of those aged younger than 21 years with deaths associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Characteristics ID’d for Under 21s With SARS-CoV-2-Linked Deaths

Teens and young adults, those with underlying medical conditions overrepresented among decedents
For pediatric patients transferring to an adult rheumatology clinic

Predictors of Transition to Adult Rheumatology Care Explored

Insurance coverage, referral from pediatric rheumatologist predict shorter time to adult visit
From 2000 to 2018

Increases in Suicide Rates in Young Adults From 2000 to 2018

Suicide rates for those aged 10 to 24 statistically stable from 2000 to 2007 then increased to 2018
There was a marked increase in electronic cigarette use from 2017 to 2018 in the United States

E-Cigarette Use Increased Significantly From 2017 to 2018

From 2016 to 2018, there was also an increase in daily use, sole e-cigarette use
In 2020

Middle, High School Students Mainly Use Flavored E-Cigarettes

Proportion of disposable product e-cigarette sales increased during September 2019 to August 2020