Adolescent Medicine News and Updates

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News at CHOP: Spring 2024

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CHOP has appointed Renata Arrington Sanders, MD, as Chief of the Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine, succeeding Carol A. Ford, MD, who served as Chief for more than 13 years and will remain at CHOP. 

The PUSH Study: Patterns of Polysubstance Use and Its Association with Sexual Partnership Factors

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Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine studied how high levels of substance and polysubstance use are associated with sexual practices, and partner characteristics that can reinforce risk for HIV acquisition or transmission among Black and Latinx sexual youth as well as gender minority youth. 

Teens, Stress & COVID-19

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CHOP offers tips to help teens deal with stress and create a mindset of resilience during troubling times.

Why Parents Need Self-Compassion

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Practicing self-compassion during troubling times can help parents and their children to become kinder and stronger.