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Emergency departments provide an opportunity to offer contraceptive education to adolescent girls

ED Visit Provides Opportunity to Discuss Contraception With Teens

Two-thirds of girls seen in pediatric emergency department interested in discussing contraception
Nearly one in five U.S. adolescents receives care for mental health problems

Proportion of Teens Receiving Mental Health Care Steady

Changes seen in the sociodemographic profile of teens getting care, reasons for care, service settings
Metformin treatment reduces some obesity measures in children

Metformin Could Reduce Obesity in Children

Metformin therapy reduces some indices of obesity in children and adolescents, review shows
U.S. adolescents who first use electronic cigarettes are less likely to be subsequent smokers

Teens Who Try E-Cigs First Less Likely to Smoke Cigarettes

Odds of smoking cigarettes reduced for those first using e-cigarettes rather than other tobacco products
Young adults report ever use of Juul more often than smoking cigarettes and using non-pod-based electronic cigarettes

Young Adults Using Juul More Than Non-Pod-Based E-Cigarettes

Fifty-eight percent of respondents reported using pods because they are easy to hide
All-cause and cause-specific mortality have decreased among five-year adolescent and young adult cancer survivors overall

Late Mortality Down for Young Adult, Adolescent Cancer Survivors

Five-year mortality from all causes overall decreased, but improvement was limited for some cancer types
Youth newly diagnosed with HIV are linked to care at similar rates as adults but achieve disproportionately lower rates of viral suppression

HIV-Infected Youth Less Likely to Achieve Viral Suppression

Findings seen in large national sample of youth despite similar rates of linkage to care as adults
In a EuroNet Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma Group guideline

Recommendations Issued for R/R Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma

Recommendations developed for salvage therapy for pediatric patients with first relapse/refractory cHL
Early-adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have increased mortality and morbidity risks compared with siblings or the general population

Late Mortality Up for Survivors of Early-Teen, Young Adult Cancers

Risks for late mortality, chronic health conditions higher compared with siblings, general population
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome remains largely undiagnosed in youth

Most Youth With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Undiagnosed

Racial disparity seen with higher prevalence and more undiagnosed cases in minorities