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.
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.
Breast Cancer Screening
Freimanis RI, Yacobozzi M | MARCH 2014
INVITED COMMENTARY Mammography remains the primary technique for breast cancer screening. Women with dense breast tissue may benefit from digital mammography and tomosynthesis, and women at high risk may benefit from magnetic resonance imaging. However, false-positive results are problematic. The North Carolina breast density law necessitates education about screening options for women with dense breasts.