adolescent medicine


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ad·o·les·cent med·i·cine

the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of youth in the approximate age range of 13-21 years.
Synonym(s): ephebiatrics, hebiatrics

Adolescent Medicine

A subspecialty of internal medicine or paediatrics which is focussed on managing health issues and maintaining the health of older children.

adolescent medicine

Ephebiatrics A subspecialty of internal medicine or pediatrics, dedicated to managing and maintaining the health issues of older children. See Pediatrics.

ad·o·les·cent med·i·cine

(ad'ŏ-les'ĕnt med'i-sin)
The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of youth in the approximate age range of 13-21 years.
Synonym(s): hebiatrics.

ad·o·les·cent med·i·cine

(ad'ŏ-les'ĕnt med'i-sin)
Branch of medicine concerned with treatment of youth ages 13-21 years.
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(1.) Jemmott JB III et al., HIV/STD risk reduction interventions for African American and Latino adolescent girls at an adolescent medicine clinic: a randomized controlled trial, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2005, 159(5):440-449.
Other studies have suggested this susceptibility to addiction but have not been able to measure tobacco exposure as well, Mark Rubinstein, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. This study measured cotinine levels in saliva, and correlated it with self-reports of craving and an addiction measure.
Eric Chesley said at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.
A study in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that suicide attempts are much more likely among victims of violence and sexual assault.
(1.) Zimet GD et al., Parental attitudes about sexually transmitted infection vaccination for their adolescent children, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2005, 159(2):132-137.
Christopher Reif joined 126 other family physicians in sitting for their first-ever opportunity to earn a certificate of added qualification in adolescent medicine. Pediatricians and internists had been eligible for such certification since 1994.
Completed surveys were returned by 738 physicians, of whom 53% were general practice pediatricians, 33% were family physicians, and 14% were adolescent medicine specialists.
Jay is professor of pediatrics and chief of adolescent medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, both in Milwaukee.
Suzanne Riggs reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.
SEATTLE -- Adolescents who are teased about their weight may be twice as likely to think about and/or attempt suicide than their nonteased peers, Marla Eisenberg, Sc.D., reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.
CANADA--An intervention program has resulted in a modest but significant reduction in the risk of possible or probable asthma and rhinitis without apparent colds at the age of 12 months in high-risk infants, according to a recent article in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
There are not enough adolescent medicine specialists in the world to take care of all the teenagers out there, and most ob.gyns.

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