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Teen alcohol, drug dependence linked to poor life outcomes in adulthood

November 21, 2017

Teenagers who are dependent on alcohol and marijuana are significantly less likely to attain life goals such as academic success and the achievement of full-time employment, according to a recent presentation held at The American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo.

“This study found that chronic marijuana use in adolescence was negatively associated with achieving important developmental milestones in young adulthood,” Elizabeth Harari, MD, from the University of Connecticut Health Center, said in a press release. “Awareness of marijuana’s deleterious effects will be important moving forward, given the current move in the United States toward legalization for medicinal and possibly recreational use.”

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FDA accepts NDA for dasotraline for ADHD

November 20, 2017
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced the FDA accepted for review a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a novel-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake…
In the Journals

AAP: Empathetic counseling needed to address pediatric obesity stigma

November 20, 2017
A ‘patient first’ approach using positive language and actions is encouraged when treating children who have overweight or obesity to reduce the stigma…
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Early adverse events spur depression, health concerns in teens

November 17, 2017
Children who experience an increase of zero to three adverse childhood events, including poverty or traumatic events, were 25% more likely to have physical health…
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Focus on Managing Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

James Tauras, MD, provides his perspectives on issues related to the rapidly evolving pharmacologic management of…
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American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

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VIDEO: Managing psychiatric comorbidities of chronic illness in adolescents

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