Posts Categorized: Adolescent Medicine

Experts Speaks Out in Support of E-Cigarette Regulations

Experts from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences support the Allegheny County Health Department’s proposal to regulate e-cigarettes in the way that traditional cigarettes are already regulated. Cancer, family medicine, emergency medicine and pediatric physicians and other experts came together today at a press briefing to share the facts about e-cigarettes, including… Read more »

Are Students Getting Enough Sleep?

What time does your teenager’s school start classes in the morning? Is it before 8:30 a.m.? If so, your child’s school is similar to the majority of U.S. middle and high schools that start classes earlier than 8:30 a.m., according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released last week. Schools that… Read more »

Does my child have depression?

It can be tough to decide whether you think your child has depression or does not. Why is that? Mental health symptoms happen on the inside – they don’t show up like a rash on the skin that everyone can see, even though some studies show how the brain does look different with depression. When… Read more »

Bedtime Resistance or Refusal?

Children over the age of 2 who sleep in a bed, rather than a crib, and refuse or resist bedtime can ignite much family distress. Resistance to or refusal of bedtime can manifest very differently across different ages of children. The child might go to sleep while watching television with a parent, or he or… Read more »

Strategies for Talking to Teens about Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. And the bad news … adolescents and young adults are at highest risk for sexual assault, which includes rape, sexual coercion, and unwanted sexual experiences with and without physical contact. The recent national focus on sexual assault on college campuses is a welcome response. We know that… Read more »