ORIGINAL RESEARCH

ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL MEDICAL HISTORY KNOWLEDGE IN ADOLESCENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE: A PILOT STUDY

Adolescents approaching transfer to adult care were found to have have some gaps in their medical history knowledge.

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

PATIENTS, PERSISTENCE, AND PARTNERSHIP: CREATING AND SUSTAINING PATIENT AND FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCILS IN A HOSPITAL SETTING

The steps followed by one center in creating their successful program in described.

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CLINICAL REVIEW

PROMOTING EARLY LITERACY IN THE PEDIATRICIAN’S OFFICE: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

Pediatric providers are in a unique position to positively influence a child's life course by promoting literacy starting at birth.

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CASE-BASED REVIEW

SYMPTOMATIC INTRACRANIAL ATHEROSCLEROTIC DISEASE

Patients with the disease have a high risk of recurrent stroke, and secondary prevention in these patients remains a challenge.


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OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN REVIEW

WEIGHT GAIN PREVENTION IN YOUNG ADULTS: A NEW FRONTIER FOR PRIMARY CARE?

Young adults taught self-regulation strategies were more successful at preventing weight gain over 3 years than those in the control group.

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CLINICAL COMMUNICATION

ENHANCING THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSES: FOCUS ON PROGNOSIS AND GOALS OF CARE DISCUSSIONS

Bedside nurses practice the skills needed for palliative care discussions in a unique interactive workshop.

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