Adolescent Medicine Secrets

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Cynthia Holland-Hall, Robert Theodore Brown
Hanley & Belfus, 2002 - Medical - 305 pages
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Adolescent Medicine Secrets is aimed at house officers, medical students, and any other clinicians who wish to learn more about providing health care to preteens, teenagers and young adults. It is written in a style that reflects the type of questions that may come up during rounds or in clinical teaching sessions. Physical, cognitive, and emotional growth and development are described, including discussion of some of the psychosocial considerations that have an impact on teen health. A variety of physical disorders which can affect this age group are covered, with special attention given to those disorders unique to adolescents and young adults. In-depth coverage is given to reproductive health and mental health, areas that can be associated with significant morbidity in young people. Throughout, the authors provide useful tips on how to effectively care for this sometimes challenging but ultimately rewarding population.

  • Engaging, interactive Q & A format
  • Concise answers with valuable pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets"
  • Excellent review for recertification exam
  • 36 succinct chapters written for quick review
  • All the most important, "need-to-know" questions and answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secret SeriesŪ
  • Thorough, highly detailed index

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Contents

Adolescent Health Statistics
1
Screening and Prevention
13
Adolescent Growth and Development
21
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About the author (2002)

Robert T. Brown entered the U.S. Army directly from high school at age 17, enlisting specifically for airborne training and for assignment to the 11th Airborne Division, then to occupation duty in northern Japan. After his military service, which included two combat parachute jumps in Korea, he attended San Bernadino Valley College, California, and the University of California, Riverside, and received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan. Most of his professional career has been devoted to defense-related subjects, ranging from the nuclear weapons program to low-observables technology development. His previously published work has appeared in such places as "Physical Review, Astrophusical Journal" and "Journal of Chemical Physics." He recently retired as an engineering group leader with the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, and now lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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