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.
Barriers to Municipal Planning for Pedestrians and Bicyclists in North Carolina
Evenson KR, et al. | MARCH 2011
ORIGINAL ARTICLE To better understand barriers to municipal walking and bicycling projects and policies, we surveyed municipal staff in North Carolina. For walking, leading barriers included lack of funding (93% of responding municipalities) and other infrastructure priorities (79%), and for bicycling, leading barriers included lack of funding (94%) and other infrastructure priorities (79%).
Tobacco Cessation in 2013: What Every Clinician Should Know
Harrill-Smith C, et al. | SEPTEMBER 2013
INVITED COMMENTARY Given the many deaths caused by smoking, clinicians should offer evidence-based treatment to every patient who uses tobacco. This commentary discusses health system changes that promote treatment for tobacco use, new protocols for tobacco cessation therapies, and emerging tobacco products that are being marketed as harm-reduction tools.