Category Archive: Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine

Jul 28 2015

Young Adults Find Selecting Health Insurance Plans Confusing

health insuranceWhile young adults are essential to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the process of applying for health insurance using HealthCare.gov can be confusing.

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Jun 11 2015

Supportive Family Connections Decrease Odds of Violence Exposure

violenceAdolescent medicine physician at CHOP, Alison Culyba, MD, MPH, is pursuing research to understand the factors against interpersonal violence and find ways to help support youth in urban environments.

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May 21 2015

Research Needed to Address Unique Health Needs of Adolescents With HIV

HIVRecent data has shown that AIDS-related mortality declined from 2005 to 2012 for adults and children, adolescent mortality has increased by 50 percent. What is creating such a huge equity gap in treatment for adolescents?

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May 13 2015

Community Scholar Project Addresses Needs of Gender Variant Youth

gender youth variantPediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Nadia Dowshen, MD, founder and co-director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, wants to help alleviate the frustration of marginalized gender variant youth by improving their access to health resources and services.

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May 6 2015

Gynecologist’s Studies Aim to Improve Adolescent Girls’ Health

adolescent girls' healthAdolescent gynecologist Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH is leading two studies: a clinical trial, and an analysis of data from two large datasets of adolescent girls' health in the U.S.

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