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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 ...
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 ...