Teens asking about health issues at visits

Study suggests letting teens ask about health issues at doctor visits  The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health showed that 89% of parents accompanied their teens to visits to the doctor, two-thirds of whom filled out health history and other forms for their children. The findings, based on a survey of 1,517 parents of teenagers, revealed that just 5% of teens were able to ask questions about health issues independently and only 15% asked to do so. Researchers said parents should give their teens a chance to ask their own questions. United Press International (12/14)