The Impact of Maltreatment on the Developing Child
Hagele DM | NOVEMBER 2005
INVITED COMMENTARY Child maltreatment represents an extreme traumatic insult to the developing child. Chronic traumatic exposure during childhood may lead to persistent changes in brain structure and chemistry that contribute to long-term dysfunction.
BrdsNBz: A Text-Messaging Forum for Improving the Sexual Health of Adolescents in North Carolina
Phillips KR | OCTOBER 2010
INVITED SIDEBAR The BrdsNBz
Text Message Warm Line (hereafter, “BrdsNBz”) was launched by the Adolescent
Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina in February 2009 to
address the sexual-health needs of our state’s teenage population. The primary
objective of BrdsNBz is to provide a trusted forum for adolescents to ask
questions and receive medically accurate information about their sexual health.
Conder RL, Conder AA | APRIL 2015
INVITED COMMENTARY Concussions are an inherent part of collision sports such as football and soccer. As a subset of traumatic brain injury, concussions are neurometabolic events that cause transient neurologic dysfunction. Following a concussion, some athletes require longer neurologic recovery than others. Education and intervention aimed at prevention and management can minimize the long-term sequelae of sports-related concussions.
What Will Long-Term Care Be Like in 2040?
Sloane PD, et al. | SEPTEMBER 2014
INVITED COMMENTARY Many innovative long-term care models can now be found in nursing homes, assisted living, and community home care settings. Key forces that will shape the future include the aging of the baby-boomer generation, personal choice, concerns about quality, new technologies, dementia research, payment issues, financial pressures, and workforce needs.