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Preventing Adult Chronic Disease During Adolescence: The Role of Health Plans

August 29, 2007 | 12:00 AM

Preventing Adult Chronic Disease During Adolescence: The Role of Health Plans

August 29, 2007 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar explored the burden of adult chronic disease and primary risk factors among adolescents, and highlighted health plan opportunities to identify adolescents at risk and modify their risk factors through medical evaluation, treatment and counseling. The session also featured presentations of two promising health plan programs aimed at preventing future chronic disease among adolescents. An archive of the webinar is available.

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Selected Resources:

"Artherosclerosis Prevention and Cholesterol Management in Adolescents," Marc Jacobson, MD, FAAP, Adolescent Health Update, 19(3), July 2007.