Teens falling short with routine medical care

Teens are notorious for not doing what's good for them, but a new study found parents may be falling short when it comes to adolescents and routine medical care.

November 12, 2010 3:01:45 PM PST
Teens are notorious for not doing what's good for them, but a new study found parents may be falling short when it comes to adolescents and routine medical care.

Of the 300,000 studied in Minnesota, one-third failed to go for even one preventative care visit between the ages of 13 and 17.

The study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found 42-percent saw a doctor for preventive care just once a year. That means teens could be falling behind with immunizations.


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