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When it comes to eye care, regular visits to the optometrist or ophthalmologist can detect the early signs of diabetic damage. (Shutterstock)

Type 2 diabetes in young people puts their eyes at risk

The risk of developing eye complications is high in young people with Type 2 diabetes, which is increasingly affecting children and adolescents, especially those who are more sedentary.
The transition from the supportive world of pediatric care to the adult system can be challenging for teens learning to manage chronic health conditions on their own. Shutterstock

Teens with chronic conditions face challenges and risks when they age out of pediatric rheumatology care

Aging out of the supportive world of pediatric care at a vulnerable time in life can pose risks to teens with chronic health conditions as they enter the resource-strapped adult care system.
With the ever-increasing media coverage of mass shootings in the U.S., even the youngest children are now repeatedly exposed to violent images on TV and online. Blend Images/Inti St Clair/Tetra Images via Getty Images

Children are bombarded with violence in the news – here’s how to help them cope

The unending stream of violence on news and entertainment programming can have a negative impact on kids of all ages.
Anti-abortion protesters use bullhorns to counter abortion rights advocates outside the Supreme Court on May 3, 2022. Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, there’s no guarantee that people can get abortions in liberal states, either

25 states aren’t expected to ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. But limits on abortion in these places, too, make it an uncertain refuge for people seeking abortions elsewhere.

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