In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in adolescent medicine. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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New estimate finds 4% of children have hypertension

October 14, 2019
Globally, the overall prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents aged 19 years or younger is 4%, according to a systematic review and
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One in six American children has a developmental disability

October 11, 2019
Between 2009 and 2017, approximately one in six children aged 3 to 17 years in the United States had a diagnosed developmental disability, according…
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‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
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Pediatric suicide attempts often involve OTC medications

October 10, 2019
Poison control center calls for suspected suicide-related pediatric self-poisonings often involve over-the-counter, or OTC, medications, including…
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Most youth with nicotine use disorder are not treated

October 8, 2019
Nearly all Medicaid-insured adolescents and young adults with diagnosed nicotine use disorder, or NUD, do not receive counseling or pharmacologic…
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Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
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HPV drops 86% among teens 10 years after vaccine is introduced

October 7, 2019
HPV serotypes included in the quadrivalent vaccine, or 4vHPV, decreased 86% among adolescents aged 14 to 19 years a decade after its introduction in…
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CDC: Flavored e-cigarette use rises among children, teens

October 3, 2019
Flavored e-cigarette use among high school and middle school students is rising, according to data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
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More than 70% of US adults are not aware of HPV cancer risks

September 27, 2019
More than 70% of adults in the United States are unaware that HPV causes anal, penile and oral cancers, according to research published in JAMA
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Not all screen time negatively affects kids’ academic achievement

September 26, 2019
Overall screen time does not negatively affect children’s and teenagers’ academic achievement, according to findings from a systematic…