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Physicians taking adolescent medicine from benches to trenches

Kimberly Glasbrenner
JAMA. 1986;255(4):441-443. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370040011001.
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Today, there's a "seamless whole" of medical problems that affect adolescents.

And the issues that comprise this whole are often the result of complex interactions among biology, culture, and society, says Robert Haggerty, MD, president of the William T. Grant Foundation, New York City, and immediate past-president of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"The biggest of these problems, the things that kill kids—accidents, homicides, and suicides—are the things we ought to be able to prevent," says Marianne Felice, MD, director of adolescent medicine at University of California Hospital, San Diego, and immediate past-president of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.

At the Society for Adolescent Medicine's meeting, "Controversies in Adolescent Health Care: From the Benches to the Trenches," physicians, nurses, and other health professionals discussed how physicians can detect and treat, better understand, and prevent these and other problems including school failure and delinquency, eating disorders, alcohol and other drug abuse,

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