Early Childhood Respiratory Infections May Be Potential Risk Factor for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, M.D., email anette-g.ziegler@helmholtz-muenchen.de. CHICAGO – Respiratory infections in early childhood may be a potential risk factor for developing type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D), according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication.   The…

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Parents Conversations With Adolescents About Weight/Size Associated With Increased Risk of Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.M.F.T, call Caroline R. Marin at 612-624-5680 or email crmarin@umn.edu. CHICAGO – Conversations between parents and adolescents that focus on weight and size are associated with an increased risk for unhealthy adolescent weight-control behaviors, according…

Risk of Death From Ischemic Stroke Appears to Have Decreased In U.S. Black Children

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Laura L. Lehman, M.D., call Meghan Weber at 617-919-3110 or email Meghan.Weber@Childrens.Harvard.edu. JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights The excess risk of death from ischemic (due to reduced blood flow), but not hemorrhagic (due to bleeding), stroke in US black children…

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Parental Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs Associated with Child’s Media Viewing and Habits

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Wanjiku F. M. Njoroge, M.D., call Mary Guiden at 206-987-7334 or email mary.guiden@seattlechildrens.org.   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights Differences in parental beliefs and attitudes regarding the effects of media on early childhood development may help explain increasing racial/ethnic disparities…

Study Examines Hispanic Youth Exposure to Food, Beverage TV Ads

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Frances Fleming-Milici, Ph.D., call Megan Orciari at 203-432-8520 or email Megan.Orciari@Yale.edu. CHICAGO – Hispanic preschoolers, children and adolescents viewed, on average about 12 foods ads per day on television in 2010, with the majority of these ads appearing on English-language…

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Study Examines Cancer Risk from Pediatric Radiation Exposure From CT Scans

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Diana L. Miglioretti, Ph.D., call Phyllis Brown at 916-734-9023 or email Phyllis.Brown@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu. To contact editorial author Rita Redberg, M.D., call 312-464-5262 or email mediarelations@jamanetwork.org. CHICAGO – According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography (CT)…

Policies by School Districts or States Associated with Reduced Availability of Foods and Beverages High in Fats, Sugars, or Sodium Sold Outside the School Meal Program

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Jamie F. Chriqui, Ph.D., M.H.S., call Sherry McGinnis Gonzalez at 312-996-8277 or email smcginn@uic.edu. JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights The association between district and state policies or legal requirements regarding competitive food and beverages (food and beverages sold outside the…

Review Article Suggests Early Intervention Needed to Reduce Lifelong Effects of Emotional, Behavioral and Developmental Features Associated with Childhood Neglect and Emotional Abuse

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Aideen Mary Naughton, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., D.C.H., email aideen.naughton2@wales.nhs.uk. JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights Preschool children who have been neglected or emotionally abused exhibit a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties and adverse mother-child interactions that indicate these children require…

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JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 Asymptomatic Sexually Active Adolescents and Young Adults Should Not Be Screened for Herpes Simplex Virus Hayley D. Mark, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, suggests that universal screening for herpes simplex virus among asymptomatic adolescents and young adults does…

Study Examines Relationship of Early Life Risk Factors And Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Obesity

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Elsie M. Taveras, M.D., M.P.H., call Kory Dodd Zhao at 617-726-0274 or email kzhao2@partners.org. CHICAGO – Racial and ethnic disparities in children who are overweight and obese may be determined by risk factors in infancy and early childhood, according to a…

Dietary Flaxseed Supplementation Does Not Appear Effective in Management of High Cholesterol Levels in Children

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Brian W. McCrindle M.D, M.P.H, call Matet Nebres at 416-813-6380 or email Matet.Nebres@sickkids.ca. JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights A study by Helen Wong, R.D., of The Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues examined the safety and efficacy of…

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Tobacco Brand Placements Decline While Alcohol Placements Increase in Movies Rated Acceptable for Youth Audiences, Study Finds

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Elaina Bergamini, M.S., call Robin Dutcher at 603-653-9056 or email robin.dutcher@hitchcock.org.   Tobacco Brand Placements Decline While Alcohol Placements Increase in Movies Rated Acceptable for Youth Audiences, Study Finds   CHICAGO – An analysis of top box-office movies released in…

Increase in Unintentional Marijuana Ingestion Among Young Children Following New Drug Laws in Colorado

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013 Media Advisory:  To contact George Sam Wang, M.D., call Elizabeth Whitehead at 720-777-6388 or email Elizabeth.Whitehead@childrenscolorado.org. To contact editorial author Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H., call David Cameron at 617-432-0441 or email David_Cameron@hms.harvard.edu.  To contact editorial author William Hurley, M.D., call Elizabeth Hunter at 206-616-3192 or…

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Less Sleep Associated With Increased Risk of Crashes for Young Drivers

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, M.Sc, Ph.D., please call Maya Kay at +61-410-411-983 or email mkay@georgeinstitute.org.au. JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights A study by Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, M.Sc, Ph.D., of The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia, and colleagues suggests…

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Study Updates Estimates, Trends for Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, Abuse

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author David Finkelhor, Ph.D., call Lori Wright at 603-862-0574 or email lori.wright@unh.edu.   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study Updates Estimates, Trends for Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, Abuse   A study by David Finkelhor, Ph.D., of the University of…

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Study Suggests Preordering School Lunches Leads to Healthier Choices

Editor’s Note: This article is being published Online First to coincide with the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting.   EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 9 A.M. (CT), FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Andrew S. Hanks, Ph.D., call John Carberry at 607-255-5353 or email jjc338@cornell.edu.   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study Suggests…

Study Suggests Childhood Adversities Association With Health Outcomes of Early Adolescents

Editor’s Note: This article is being published Online First to coincide with the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting.   EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 9 A.M. (CT), FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Emalee G. Flaherty, M.D., call Julie Pesch at 312-227-4261 or email jpesch@luriechildrens.org.     JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study…

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Study Suggests U.S. Children Born Outside The United States Have Lower Risk of Allergic Disease

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Jonathan I. Silverberg, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., call Richard Bory at 212-523-6069 or email rbory@chpnet.org.     JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study Suggests U.S. Children Born Outside The United States Have Lower Risk of Allergic Disease   A study…

Study Examines Relationship of Medical Interventions in Early Childhood and Prevalence of Later Intellectual Disability

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., call Lisa Worley at 305-243-5184 or email lworley2@med.miami.edu.     JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study Examines Relationship of Medical Interventions in Early Childhood and Prevalence of Later Intellectual Disability   A study by…

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Viewpoint: Medicaid Expansion … Good for Children, Their Parents, and Clinicians

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., call Mary Hardin at 317-274-5456 or email mhardin@iu.edu.   JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint Highlights   Medicaid Expansion … Good for Children, Their Parents, and Clinicians   In a Viewpoint, Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., M.S., of the…

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapies May Be Cardioprotective in HIV-Infected Children, Teens

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., call Lisa Worley at 305-243-5184 or email lworley2@med.miami.edu.   Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapies May Be Cardioprotective in HIV-Infected Children, Teens   CHICAGO – Long-term use of highly active antiretroviral therapies (HAART) does not appear to be…

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Study Examines Relationship Between Pregnant Women’s Hostile Attributes and Early Child Maltreatment

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study Examines Relationship Between Pregnant Women’s Hostile Attributes and Early Child Maltreatment   A prospective longitudinal study by Lisa J. Berlin, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, and colleagues examined pregnant women’s hostile attributions…

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Study Suggests Strict School Meal Standards Associated With Improved Weight Status Among Students

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Daniel R. Taber, Ph.D., call Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez at 312-996-8277 or email smcginn@uic.edu. To contact editorial author Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H., call Courtney Bowe at 212-998-6797 or email courtney.bowe@nyu.edu. CHICAGO – A study suggests that states with stricter school…

Systematic Review Examines Electronic Media-Based Behavior Change in Youth

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013 JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights A systematic review by Kimberly Hieftje, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, and colleagues examines the type and quality of studies evaluating the effects of electronic media-based interventions that focused on promoting health and safety behavior change in youth….

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Study Suggests Psychological Distress Higher Among Parents of Children With Advanced Cancer

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013 JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights A study by Abby R. Rosenberg, M.D., M.S., of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, and colleagues suggests that high to severe levels of psychological distress (PD) are common among parents of a child with advanced cancer. (Online First)   The cohort study…

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Study Finds Data on Experience-Related Outcomes Limited in Children’s Surgery

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Jarod P. McAteer, M.D., of Seattle Children’s Hospital call Mary Guiden at 206-987-7334 or email Press@SeattleChildrens.org. CHICAGO – A review of the available medical literature suggests that data on experience-related outcomes in children’s surgery are limited and vary widely…

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Study Suggests Nurse Understaffing Associated With NICU Infection Rates

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   A study by Jeannette A. Rogowski, Ph.D., of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, and colleagues suggests nurse understaffing in US neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) is associated with higher rates of nosocomial infections among…

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Review of Medical Literature Suggests Obesity in Hospitalized Children May Be Associated with Higher Mortality

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights A search of available medical literature by Lori J. Bechard, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N., of Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues suggests that childhood obesity may be a risk factor for higher mortality in hospitalized children with critical illness, cancer diagnoses or…

Clinical Trial Examines Advance Care Planning for Teens with Cancer

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights A randomized controlled clinical trial by Maureen E. Lyon, Ph.D., of the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, and colleagues examined the efficacy of family-centered advance care planning (ACP) for adolescents with cancer. (Online First)   The clinical trial included 60…

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Study Analyzes Relationship Between Suctioning, Length of Stay in Infants with Bronchiolitis

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study Analyzes Relationship Between Suctioning, Length of Stay in Infants with Bronchiolitis   A study by Grant M. Mussman, M.D., and colleagues at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, suggests that the use of deep suctioning in the…

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Soccer Program Associated with Increased Activity in Students With Higher BMI

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Soccer Program Associated with Increased Activity in Students With Higher BMI Kristine Madsen, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues examined the effect of the community-based, after-school soccer and youth development program, America SCORES, on students’…

Clinical Trial Evaluates Intervention to Reduce Pregnancy Risk Among Adolescent Girls

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Renee E. Sieving, R.N., Ph.D., F.S.A.H.M., call Miranda Taylor at 612-626-2767 or email tayl0551@umn.edu.   CHICAGO – More consistent use of condoms, oral contraception or both was reported by a group of teenage girls who took part in a youth…

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Study Suggests Reduced Lung Function in Infancy Associated with Wheeze Later

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Steve W. Turner, M.D., email s.w.turner@abdn.ac.uk. To contact editorial author Kai-Håkon Carlsen, M.D., Ph.D., email k.h.carlsen@medisin.uio.no.   CHICAGO – A study in Australia suggests that reduced lung function in infancy was associated with wheezing beyond childhood at 18 years…

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Study Examines Intimate Partner Violence, Maternal Depression

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study Examines Intimate Partner Violence, Maternal Depression Nerissa S. Bauer, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, examined the association between parent reports of intimate partner violence (IPV) and depressive symptoms within the first…

Study Suggests Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists Related to Adolescent Weight Loss

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Aaron S. Kelly, Ph.D., call Caroline Marin at 612-624-5680 or email crmarin@umn.edu. To contact editorial author Jeffrey B. Schwimmer, M.D., call Debra Kain at 619-543-6163 or email ddkain@ucsd.edu. CHICAGO – Preliminary evidence from a clinical trial suggests that treatment…

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Analysis, Historical Perspective on Migraine Therapeutics in Adolescents

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Analysis, Historical Perspective on Migraine Therapeutics in Adolescents Haihao Sun, M.D., Ph.D., of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Md., and colleagues conducted a systematic review and analysis of trial data submitted to the FDA to identify…

Meta-Analysis Examines Pharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Headaches

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Meta-Analysis Examines Pharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Headaches In a meta-analysis, Khalil El-Chammas, M.D., of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and colleagues reviewed available medical literature to assess the effectiveness of prophylactic headache treatment (to reduce the severity or…

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Study Suggests Increased Rate of Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder at Health Plan

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Darios Getahun, M.D., Ph.D., call Sandra Hernandez-Millett at 626-405-5384 or email sandra.d.hernandez-millett@kp.org or call Vincent Staupe at 415-318-4386 or email vstaupe@golinharris.com. CHICAGO – A study of medical records at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health plan suggests the rate…

JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Undervaccination in Managed Care Organizations in the United States Jason M. Glanz, Ph.D., of the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, and Colorado School of Public Health, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study of more than…

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JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights Approximately 70 percent of elementary school-age children met physical activity guidelines, and nearly 54 percent met screen-time viewing guidelines, but fewer than 4 in 10 children met both recommendations concurrently, according to a review of data from 1,218 children age…

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Study Finds Children with Chronic Conditions Increasingly Use Available Resources in Children’s Hospitals

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact Jay G. Berry, M.D., M.P.H., call Rob Graham or Erin Tornatore at 617-919-3110 or email Rob.Graham@childrens.harvard.edu or erin.tornatore@childrens.harvard.edu. To contact editorial author Julia A. McMillan, M.D., call Kim Hoppe at 410-502-9430 or email khoppe1@jhmi.edu. To contact editorial corresponding author Steven M….

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Inpatient Bariatric Procedures for Adolescents Appear to Have Plateaued Since 2003

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Randall S. Burd, M.D., Ph.D., call Jennifer L. Stinebiser or Emily Hartman at 202-476-4500 or email JStinebi@childrensnational.org or EHartman@cnmc.org. CHICAGO – Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents appear to have plateaued since 2003 to about 1,000 procedures annually, and the…

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012   Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents appear to have plateaued since 2003 to about 1,000 procedures annually, and the preferred type of operation has changed to minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures from open procedures (Online First, see news…

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Cautionary Findings in Study of Web-Based Tool for Children with Flu-Like Illness

FOR RELEASE: 10 A.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., M.P.H., call Warren Robak at 310-451-6913 or email robak@rand.org. CHICAGO – While parents and caregivers reported that a web-based triage tool for children with influenza-like illness was easy to understand and use, the tool’s underlying mathematical…

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Binge Eating, Overeating May Be Associated with Initiating Use of Marijuana, Other Drugs

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact Kendrin Sonneville, Sc.D., R.D., call Erin Tornatore at 617-919-3110 or email erin.tornatore@childrens.harvard.edu. CHICAGO – Overeating and binge eating may be associated with initiating use of marijuana and other drugs in a study of adolescents and young adults, according to a study…

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Study Examines Psychotropic Medication Use Among U.S. Adolescents with Mental Disorders

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact Kathleen Merikangas, Ph.D., call Colleen Labbe or Jim McElroy at 301-443-4536 or email NIMHpress@mail.nih.gov. To contact editorial author David Rubin, M.D., M.S.C.E., call Dana Mortensen at 267-426-6092 or email mortensen@email.chop.edu. CHICAGO – A survey finds that 14.2 percent of adolescents ages…

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights A survey finds that 14.2 percent of adolescents ages 13 to 18 years with any mental disorder reported being treated with a psychotropic medication in the last 12 months, which researchers suggest challenges concerns about widespread overmedication…

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Chronic Pain in Parents Appears Associated with Chronic Pain in Adolescents, Young Adults

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact Gry B. Hoftun, M.D., email gry.b.hoftun@ntnu.no. To contact editorial corresponding author Tonya M. Palermo, Ph.D., call Liz Hunter at 206-616-3192 or email elh415@uw.edu. CHICAGO– Chronic pain in parents appears to be associated with chronic nonspecific pain and chronic multisite pain in…

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Dance Intervention Improves Self-Rated Health of Girls With Internalizing Problems

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact Anna Duberg, R.P.T., email anna.duberg2@orebroll.se. CHICAGO– A dance intervention program improved the self-rated health of Swedish girls with internalizing problems, such as stress and psychosomatic symptoms, according to a report of a study published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics &…

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Eating at Fast-Food, Full-Service Restaurants Associated With Increased Calorie Intake

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact Lisa M. Powell, Ph.D., call Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez at 312-996-8277 or email smcginn@uic.edu. An author podcast will be available on the journal website after the embargo lifts: http://bit.ly/PogxGc CHICAGO – Eating meals and other foods from fast-food and full-service restaurants appears…

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Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights Behavioral treatment for obesity was associated with positive outcomes among moderately and severely obese children when initiated early in life, but treatment was not associated with beneficial effects for adolescents (those age 14 to 16 years) with…

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Increased Risk of Suicidal Thoughts Among Adolescents Appears Related to Recent Victimization

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 Media Advisory: To contact Heather A. Turner, Ph.D., call Erika Mantz at 603-862-1567 or email erika.mantz@unh.edu.  CHICAGO– An increased risk of suicidal ideation (thoughts of harming or killing oneself) in adolescents appears to be associated with recent victimization, such as by peers, sexual assault, and…

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights An increased risk of suicidal ideation (thoughts of harming or killing oneself) in adolescents appears to be associated with recent victimization, such as by peers, sexual assault, and maltreatment (Online First, see news release below). A study…