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AAP recommends routine universal screening for adolescent substance use

June 27, 2016

The AAP has released an updated policy statement on adolescent substance use that recommends universal screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment become part of routine health care.

“Substance use has an enormous direct and indirect public health impact on children and teenagers,” Sharon J.L. Levy, MD, MPH, FAAP, co-lead author of the AAP’s Committee on Substance Use and Prevention and assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues wrote. “Pediatricians play a vital longitudinal role in the lives of adolescents and are uniquely positioned to effect change in adolescent patients’ health knowledge, behaviors and well-being.”

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Abortion requests increasing throughout Latin America following Zika warnings

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Requests for abortion medication have increased among several Latin American countries since last November, when the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO, issued an…
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Early rhinovirus, aeroallergen sensitization linked to asthma persistence in adolescence

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Rhinovirus and aeroallergen sensitization during early childhood remained risk factors for the persistence of asthma into adolescence, study data suggest…
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The Impact of the Transition to an Electronic Medical Record on Patient Perceptions in a Pediatric Ophthalmology Practice

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2016, Volume 53 Issue 3
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Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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