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Overall tobacco use prevalent among middle, high school students

November 18, 2014

Read the Perspective from Susan C. Walley, MD

Despite significant progress in decreasing tobacco use among adolescents, overall tobacco use remains high, as 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 high school students currently use tobacco, according to an MMWR report.

René A. Arrazola, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues assessed data from the 2013 National Youth Tobacco Survey to determine the prevalence of tobacco use among US middle and high school students. Surveyed students were asked if they ever (at least once) or currently (at least once in the past 30 days) use cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, pipes, snus, bidis, kreteks and dissolvable tobacco.

Patricia Quinn, MD

ADHD presentation, duration misunderstood among parents, teachers, HCPs

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Differentiation of Social Phobia from High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1. To identify symptom similarities between social phobia and high-functioning autism…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services May 2014 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

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Sibling bullying increased risk for depression, self-harm in young adults

September 9, 2014
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Collaborative care intervention improved depression among adolescents

September 2, 2014
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Study on link between MMR vaccine and autism redacted from publication

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AAP: Insufficient sleep among adolescents a public health issue

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Brain connectivity differs among children with autism, sensory processing disorders

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Oxytocin linked with social skills in children with, without autism

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Some electronic game play may have positive effects on social behavior, life satisfaction

August 4, 2014
Recent data show a small but statistically significant association between different levels of electronic game engagement and psychosocial…
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