Health History and Screening

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Health History and Screening
Performing a health history and screening on adolescents can prove to be challenging and entertaining at times. This generation is much more reserved towards opening up about their personal information in comparison to the middle and older adult populations.
S.G., a single sixteen year old Caucasian female, was the source for this history and screening. She is a full time high school student and athlete from Roswell, New Mexico, and her last medical examination occurred in August of 2013. She takes no prescribed medications and has no known medical conditions or allergies. All of her childhood immunizations are current. As an infant, S.G. was hospitalized for treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and pneumonia. In 2012, she suffered from a torn meniscus to her right knee that required her to undergo surgical intervention in order to repair the injury. Her family health history includes: sulfa allergy (father), asthma (brother), diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure (maternal grandfather), obesity, anxiety, and bipolar (maternal uncle). S.G. remains active in high school and traveling volleyball, fellowship of Christian athletes, and her church youth group. She also enjoys scrapbooking, photography, hiking, and traveling. Her description of Roswell is that the city is committed, involved, and caring to all residents. S.G. and her mother were present throughout this session, and both sources offered reliable and factual information.
Her general health review revealed that she maintains a steady weight of 162 pounds, has never smoked cigarettes or used illicit drugs, and she feels fatigued and unrested most of the time. Persistent fatigue is common in the United States and can be associated with mood disorders amongst teens (Brooks, 2013). Fatigue related to physical exertion and negative life events (parents…...

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