Adolescents (10-19 yrs) constitute 23% of the Indian population. Girls comprise 22% of the female population. During period of growth, all children pass through phases of rapid growth and mental development, exposing them to possibility of temporary maladjustment and later detection of additional problems.
Adolescence is defined as a transient stage between childhood and adulthood and a formative period during which great physical and psychological changes take place, as well as many life patterns are learned and established. It is a crucial and dynamic time for young people as they begin to develop their capacity for empathy, abstract thinking and future time perspectives. A time when close and dependent relationships with parents and older family members gives way to more intense relationships with peers and other adults .It is now a unique and important developmental period requiring specific attention.
WHY PAY ATTENTION TO ADOLESCENT HEALTH
– To decrease death and disease in adolescent population
– To decrease burden of disease in later life
– To invest in health- today and tomorrow-To protect human capital
– To provide adolescent friendly health care services.
– Research and development on adolescent health
– Creating awareness among adolescent regarding their health needs (physical, mental , emotional and spiritual)
– Creating awareness among teachers for adolescent needs and peculiarities of the adolescent nature
– Creating awareness among parents about importance of adolescent health and their different needs
– Group counselling and capacity building among students.
WHY WE SHOULD GO FOR ADOLESCENT CARE:
– TO INVOLVE ADOLESCENTS IN PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
– To prevent under nutrition and obesity because adult lifestyle disease have their onset in childhood and adolescence
– To define responsibility of adolescents in family setup
– To help in coping with failure, emotions, stress and develop assertive skills
WILL TODAY”S CHILD BE TOMORROW ‘S CARDIAC PATIENT ……………. ??
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- High risk behaviour
• OPD services :
• Annual Physicals
• ADOLESCENT PREVENTIVE CARDIAC PROGRAM (for teens whose either one or both parents have cardiac problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, has had an angioplasty or bypass surgery done or have Diabetes.)
• Medical clinics to treat Acne, PCOS obesity, weight gain, menstrual problems
• Fever , cold and common medical problems
• Hearing and Vision Checking
• Nutrition and Weight Management
• Medigym with weight loss programs specially designed for adolescents
• Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity)
• Sports Medicine
• Infectious diseases
• Outreach health guidance and health checkup at schools
• Life skill program
• Stress management
• Advice to parents of adolescents in special health care issues
• Teachers orientation on adolescent issues
• Work Shop & Seminars for Teens
Many of you have never seen a child with polio, tetanus, bacterial meningitis, or known a friend or family member whose child died of one these diseases due to effective vaccination. Such success can make us complacent or even lazy about vaccinating. But such an attitude, if it becomes widespread, can only lead to tragic results. We are making you aware if these facts not to disturb you in any way, but to emphasize the importance of vaccinating your child. Should you have concerns of doubts, please discuss these with us at the time of your visit. However, be advised that delaying immunizations goes against expert recommendations, and could put your child at risk for serious illness (including death and disability). As medical professionals, we feel very strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do. Thank you for your time in reading this and please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about any vaccines with us.
- We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics , Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers, and that you can perform as parents/caregivers. The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of years and years of scientific studies and data-gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.
- We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
- We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines
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News abouttheHPV Vaccine (Gardasil)for Boys
The FDA has recently approved the use ofGardasil in males aged 9‐26 years for the prevention of genital warts, which are caused by human papilloma virus. This is a very common virus, and as many as 72.9% of men have acquired genital HPV infection in their lifetime (although not all infections are symptomatic). In addition to genital warts, HPV in males can cause a variety of diseases including cancers of the penis, anus, head, and neck.
This is an optional vaccine, but if you are interested in learning more about Gardasil, please talk to the doctor duringyour check‐up today.
Gardasil was originally approved in 2006 for females. It has proven to be more than 95% effective in preventing cervical, vulvar, and vaginal dysplasias(pre‐cancerous cell growth), cancers, and genital warts due to the four strains of HPV against which the vaccine protects. The safety has been excellent, and no major vaccine‐related adverse events have been identified. Minor adverse events have mostly been related to pain and minimum swelling at the injection site(which is common for other vaccines as well0, as well as light headedness from receiving the vaccine itself.