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Are Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) a Viable Solution for Adolescents in Rural Eastern North Carolina?
Background: Many of the highest teen pregnancy rates within North Carolina (NC) are in rural counties in the eastern part of the state. Long-acting reversible contraceptives, which include intrauterine devices and the ...
Breast feeding intention and initiation among rural, low-income Native American and African American adolescent mothers in North Carolina: testing the theory of planned behavior
(East Carolina University, 2014)
Abstract Infant feeding practices can greatly impact a child's life with far reaching implications based upon decisions a mother makes for her newborn. Breastfeeding is the preferred method of infant feeding because of ...
The Effects of School Sports Programs on Obesity in Adolescents
In the Southeastern United States, healthcare issues related to obesity in adolescents ages 13-18 years have become a growing concern. Along with an increasing body mass index in these adolescents comes many other comorbidities ...