BMC Raises Awareness Around Adolescent Health

EDITOR'S BLOG
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
BMC RAISES AWARENESS AROUND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
BMC Raises Awareness Around Adolescent Health
BMC Raises Awareness Around Adolescent Health

As part of its community work and interest in adolescent health issues, Bellevue Medical Center (BMC) conducted an awareness campaign during the month of November, aiming to engage Lebanese adolescents in their own care, and increase their health awareness. As part of the campaign, BMC doctors’ team, specialized in adolescent medicine, visited schools to address the health-related topics adolescents encounter nowadays.

 

In line with the campaign’s objective to benefit the community on the long-run by improving adolescents’ health, reducing accidents, preventing long-term health problems, and eventually creating a healthier society, an informative session was held at BMC hospital on November 23rd to address parents, media, and schools’ administrators on the topic. During this session, BMC also officially launched its recently-opened adolescent clinic, catering medical and behavioral needs for adolescents between ages 11 and 21.

 

Dr. Patricia Kaldani, chief of pediatrics department at BMC, said: “Adolescents are a special group in the society with specific needs which are often un-addressed; only 6 percent of adolescents in Lebanon who need a treatment receive it, compared to 25 percent in the world. Adolescents are in search for their identity and need to make a number of important choices which will affect their future life and health. In Beirut, already 20 percent of adolescents drink, 40 percent go through a serious mental disturbance, 15 percent are at risk of being overweight, and 30 percent have been bullied, in addition to a rapidly emerging problem of addiction to the internet and video games. The latter figures are the main reason for us to raise the light about adolescents’ health and help the young generations better thrive and build a better future for our country.”

 

The campaign -which will stretch in the coming year- also addresses parents of adolescents to improve their understanding of teens, which is achieved through BMC’s digital collaboration with youth social media influencers Silvio Chiha and Roula Nahhas, targeting both adolescents and their caretakers, aiming to raise awareness and encourage teens to take care of their health.

@YazbekWehbe Hahahaha منيحة 👍
Tue Nov 13 05:05:36 +0000 2018
I used Shazam to discover Big In Japan by Alphaville. https://t.co/8V8qZgnYHP
Sun Nov 11 14:04:11 +0000 2018
RT @JLo: December 2018 @InStyle https://t.co/uHM4dorMSL
Fri Nov 02 05:42:16 +0000 2018
A single 90-minute session of #Bikramyoga can help you burn up to 1000 calories, which is just as good as various o… https://t.co/YM9xm4LHjJ
Tue Oct 16 04:59:23 +0000 2018
@gabylteif_MCD نعم، للأسف السوشيل ميديا تزيد وحدتنا وليس كما يقال"it connects ppl” ! #ملكة_الشاشة @gabylteif_MCD
Thu Sep 27 17:03:34 +0000 2018
RT @ArtPicsChannel: Kids at MoMa were trying to recreate Matisse https://t.co/B0JZdyvp4A
Sun Jul 22 13:53:21 +0000 2018
RT @marieclaire: Queen Elizabeth's Cousin Will Become the First Royal in History to Have a Gay Wedding https://t.co/xU3QsydoUo https://t.co
Tue Jun 19 03:30:09 +0000 2018
RT @Cristiano: Vamos família!👍🏽🇵🇹 https://t.co/YjfMbdx8xN
Sat Jun 16 16:34:06 +0000 2018
Wed Apr 11 03:58:46 +0000 2018
@YazbekWehbe ومش كل حدا "تهبلن" عال TV صار إسمو "إعلامي"
Sat Mar 24 03:58:07 +0000 2018