Teenagers, no matter how smart, sometimes do senseless things. There are countless viral challenges and trends online, ranging from silly to downright dangerous, that physicians and parents should be aware of.
Need a few examples?
Two Tennessee teens died in mid-January after drinking “dewshine,” a toxic mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew.
That same week, a 14-year-old boy in Washington shattered his eye socket and cheek bone and landed in the hospital with a brain aneurysm after suffering a fall during a “duct tape challenge.”
And car surfing resulted in the deaths of several young people in the past year.
“I don’t like taking medicine unless I really have to.”
That is the most common complaint I hear from my patient Sandra whenever I talk with her about why she should be taking a statin or why it’s important to get an annual flu vaccination. Unfortunately, she bristles at discussions about quality of life and mortality.
But a conversation I had with her at this time last year was different. Sandra was eager to learn more about an immunization and medication she thought she really needed. This patient, who had rejected recommended preventive care that could protect her from far more prevalent diseases, was worried about Ebola.
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2016 ACE Conference
The Annual ACE Training will be held April 7th-9th, 2016 at the Desert Willow Conference Center. Brochure and registration information attached.
If you are coming from out of town and need accommodations while you are here, below is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations:
Reservations Details: 2016 Ace Conference
Start date: 4/3/16
End date: 4/13/16
Last day to book: 3/17/16
HOTEL CANCEL POLICY-48 HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
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RESERVATIONS CAN ALSO BE MADE BY CALLING 602.225.9000 OR 888.867.7492
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes for $169 USD per night