At least 1 in 5 adolescents vape, according to 2018 estimates. In this article, pediatrician Ellen Rome, MD, MPH, discusses current vaping trends, the outbreak of vaping-associated lung injury, and how to discourage adolescent vaping.
Brittany is a 15-year-old girl coming in for her school physical. Her mother pulls you aside while the nurse is getting her height and weight. Mom is concerned about Brittany’s rapid weight gain this past year, and wants her to be more active. Brittany is 5’5” (165 cm) and 185 lbs (83.9 kg), with a BMI of 30.8. What more do you need to know?
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Teens with ARFID have insufficient nutritional intake and significant weight loss or inadequate weight gain. However, the reasons behind their food avoidance differ from those seen in anorexia nervosa.
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