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Between 2006 and 2016, the suicide rate among youth ages 10 and 17 increased 70 percent. Today, suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth in our country. One in 5 youth ages 13-18 have, or will have, a serious mental illness, and close to 70 percent of these...

source: Cincinnati Business Courier
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The legalization of retail marijuana may exacerbate the risk of marijuana use among older working youth relative to their nonworking peers.

source: JAH

Although screening at adolescent well-care visits is high, screening rates are lower during acute-care visits. Adolescents who were only screened during acute-care visits would not have been identified if screening is solely completed at well-child visits.

source: JAH

SAHM is now accepting proposals for educational sessions and scientific presentations for the 2020 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Submissions that are related to the theme are strongly encouraged and will receive additional consideration — Adolescent Health: Transforming...

source: SAHM

Cannabis use is extremely common among adolescents and young adults, with an estimated 14% of students in the 10th grade, 23% of students in the 12th grade, and 22% of college students and young adults engaging in at least...

source: Psychiatry Advisor

Even though nearly half of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) stem from behaviors that start in adolescence, children often are left out of global policies that would protect them. Young people have noticed. They're speaking up,...

source: AAP News & Journals

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes in the city. The city is the corporate home of Juul Labs, the biggest producer of e-cigarettes in the United States. City Attorney Dennis Herrera co-authored the ordinance,...

source: NPR


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