Ensuring Bone Health for Adolescents Identifying as Transgender
With a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, Dr. Stuart Weinzimer, in collaboration with Drs. Thomas Carpenter and Christy Olezeski, is using sophisticated methods to obtain a picture of the dynamic process of bone development in adolescents undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy.
A call to prioritize substance use treatment in children
While nearly 6 million adolescents and young adults in the United States have a substance use disorder, only 8% receive treatment, according to data collected in 2019. This treatment gap is a critical problem, says Deepa Camenga, associate professor of emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine and associate director of pediatric programs for the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine.Source: Yale News
The E-Cigarette Flavor Debate — Promoting Adolescent and Adult Welfare
The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) over the past decade has complicated tobacco policymaking by pitting two tobacco-control interests squarely against each other. On one side is the goal of reducing high rates of adolescent e-cigarette use (vaping). On the other is the goal of harnessing vaping’s potential to help smokers quit. But some policies intended to support only one of these two goals could undermine the other.Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
Building useful, web-based educational assessment tools for students, with students: a demonstration with the school climate walkthrough
The process outlined in this article can guide future research in building the next generation of educational assessments for adolescents and disrupting harmful or exclusionary school practices.Source: Taylor & Francis Online
Why Has the Pandemic Caused a Spike in Eating Disorders?
Over the course of the pandemic, there has been an overwhelming surge in eating disorders. The National Eating Disorder Helpline has reported a 40% increase in volume in the past year alone, predominantly in adolescents and young adults. Assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale Medicine Dr. Janet Lydecker and psychiatrist Dr. Mike Dow join The Doctors to discuss why this is on the rise.Source: The Doctors
The Development of the Girl Champ Brand in eSwatini: Engaging the Private Sector to Promote Uptake of Health Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women
In eSwatini and across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are at significantly higher risk of HIV infection and poorer sexual and reproductive health (SRH) than their male counterparts.Source: Project Last Mile
National survey: Students’ feelings about high school are mostly negative
In a nationwide survey of 21,678 U.S. high school students, researchers from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Child Study Center found that nearly 75% of the students’ self-reported feelings related to school were negative.
DEM physician Edouard Coupet discusses binge drinking concerns on WTNH
The investigation into the death of a Southern Connecticut State University student is ongoing. The police suspect alcohol may have been involved. This may have parents worried about their child drinking on campus. Dr. Edouard Coupet, a Yale Medicine Emergency Medicine Doctor, tells parents what they need to know.Source: wtnh.com