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Author Topic: It can be hard for older teens to transition to non-pediatric docs  (Read 802 times)

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"The Challenges After Surviving a Childhood Disease
For Millions of Teens and Young Adults, Finding a Doctor to Treat Them as They Grow Up Is Hard"

http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-challenges-after-surviving-a-childhood-disease-1407797952

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More children have diseases like diabetes and asthma that will follow them into adulthood.

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Switching to adult care from children's hospitals and pediatricians' offices, which typically happens between the ages of 18 and 21, raises a range of issues, beyond medical care.