What Parents Want Doctors to Talk to Their Teenagers About

In a national survey, parents of children 9-17 years old were asked to indicate from a list of 18 topics which ones were "very important for the doctor to discuss" during preventive care visits. Here is how the parents responded:Diet and nutrition (75%)Exercise and sports (67%)Physical changes of puberty (60%)Drug use (55%)Tobacco (52%)Depression and suicide (51%)Obesity (51%)Parents of 16-17 year…

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