Strokes Dramatically Increasing in Young People

Ischemic strokes in young people under age 35 are dramatically increasing according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Hospitalizations in males aged 15 to 34 increased by over 50% between 1994 and 2007, and among women by 17%. The reasons for this increase are not clear. Perhaps better detection is a part, but…

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Parental Connectedness: High Risk Behavior

This is the second in a series of blogs about parent-child connectedness.Recent research from eight African countries surveyed adolescents to learn rates of different high-risk behaviors, including sex at an early age.Researchers discovered that 27.3% had experienced sexual debut before age 15. Boys and girls with sexual debut at younger than age 15 were more…

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