Why adolescent medicine?

  • Alain Joffe
  • Published 2000 in The Medical clinics of North America


This article reviews the biologic, cognitive, and sociocultural changes that occur during adolescence. Providing appropriate health care to adolescents in an effective manner requires an in-depth understanding of these changes, both in terms of preventing the onset of health-risking behaviors and promoting a healthy lifestyle. As many chronic diseases of… (More)


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