OBJECTIVES: To assess gender differences in the proportion of adolescents reporting teen dating violence (TDV) and the frequency of TDV at multiple age points across adolescence in a high-risk sample of youth with previous exposure to violence.
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Use a digital press kit to inform local media about teen dating violence and stopping it before it starts. Data, resources, and downloadable images can help journalists create stories highlighting the need for prevention in communities.
Adolescent suicide is an international public health problem and a medical priority. Suicide recently advanced to the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds worldwide. While the prevalence of depressed mood among youth with diabetes is similar to that of published estimates of depressed mood among youth without diabetes, there is some evidence suggesting that patients with diabetes may be at a higher risk for suicide related thoughts and behaviors.
Higher rates of attempted suicide have been documented among people who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, and bisexual (LGB) compared with heterosexuals. This study sought to ascertain the association between childhood abuse and neglect and attempted suicide, comparing LGBs and heterosexuals. Childhood sexual abuse among men and childhood sexual and physical abuse among women were found to mediate the association between LGB identity and attempted suicide.
The Substance Use Resources are intended to provide adolescent and young adult health care providers and youth serving professionals with easy access to existing substance use clinical care guidelines and resources that are free of cost; specific to adolescents or regarding a population which includes adolescents; and open access or accessible after the creation of a free login. Most of the guidelines included are applicable in the U.S. and some are internationally applicable.
The National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) has created an infographic based on data from the Pediatric Readiness Assessment.
Objectives: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are underutilized, despite evidence showing that they may reduce the epidemic of opioid related addiction, diversion and overdose. This study evaluated the usability of the Massachusetts (MA) PDMP by emergency medicine providers (EPs), as a system's usability may affect how often it is used.
Depression can strike during the teen years, but too many U.S. teenagers with the illness are not getting proper follow-up care, a new study finds.
"These results raise concerns about the quality of care for adolescent depression," concluded a team led by Briannon O'Connor, who conducted the study while at New York University School of Medicine.
One expert wasn't surprised by the findings.
Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say.
Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and appropriate follow-up, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said in a final recommendation.
Screening tools are available to help primary care doctors accurately identify major depression in adolescent patients, and there are effective treatments for this age group, the task force said.
Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests.
Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs during a weekend, researchers found.
Anchor It! is leveraging Super Bowl 50 to educate media and consumers about the importance of TV/furniture tip-over prevention. The campaign will capitalize on the fact that the week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7) is one of the country’s most popular TV-buying times of the year.
CPSC is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards. Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if not for the quick actions of consumers to extinguish the fire. This is a priority investigation and CPSC is devoting the staff time and resources necessary to find the root causes of the fires.
CPSC engineers continue to test hoverboards – new models and those involved in fire incidents – at our National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Md.
Today CDC released a groundbreaking report that estimates the global burden of violence against children under 18 for each region of the world. This report, titled “Global Prevalence of Past-Year Violence Against Children: A Systematic Review and Minimum Estimates,” was released in Pediatrics. This report combines data from 38 reports spanning 96 countries to calculate the number of children affected by violence in the past year.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program Present the Webinar Series EMSC Opportunities for Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Care
Infants are just as susceptible to accidental poisonings as older children are, especially when it comes to medication errors, new research reports.
A decade of poison control center calls in the United States showed that acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) was the most common medication mistake for infants. This was followed by H2-blockers (for acid reflux), gastrointestinal medications, combination cough/cold products, antibiotics and ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil).
- It's Time to Talk begins - February 2nd - Start the conversation with your friends, family members or coworkers on this day.
The final deadline to sign up for health insurance on healthcare.gov for 2016 is January 31st.
Please help share important information about the opportunity to enroll in affordable, quality health insurance:
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Medscape has launched a new continuing medical education online course on blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The course will discuss why BAC data is essential to understanding the factors underlying fatalities related to alcohol-impaired driving crashes and to designing solutions on local, state, and federal levels. In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 31 percent of traffic-related fatalities in the United States.
Self-harm (SH), which includes intentional self-poisoning/overdose and self-injury, is a major problem in children and adolescents in many countries and is strongly linked to risk of future suicide. It is therefore important that effective treatments for SH patients are developed.
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) will meet on Thursday, January 28, 2016 to discuss the draft CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and to hear observations formulated and shared by the Opioid Guideline Workgroup. There will be 90 minutes allotted for public comment during this meeting.
On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The Secretary of Education (Secretary) is now soliciting advice and recommendations from interested parties prior to publishing proposed regulations to implement programs under ESSA. The Secretary invites advice and recommendations concerning topics for which regulations may be helpful to assist States, school districts, and schools to implement the new law.