Top Issues That Parents Want HC Providers To Discuss

I found an interesting USA Today Snapshot on Tuesday (2/26/08) that listed out what parents want healthcare providers to discuss with adolescents. They all seem like things that the parents have a huge role in influencing and driving.

  • 77% said diet / nutrition
  • 67% said exercise / sports
  • 61% said physical changes of puberty
  • 57% said drug use
  • 54% said tobacco use

I am not sure if its good that parents are involving the providers or a sign of them not wanting to take on the challenge themselves. We talk with our young kids about food and exercise all the time.

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