Students benefit from writing down what they are thankful for, according to studies that found a gratitude practice helped adolescents become more generous and less materialistic. Another study showed that high-school students who used gratitude journals ate healthier foods.
The American Academy of Pediatric’s 2016 recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents is similar to last year’s format, but now recommends including the nine-valent human papillomavirus vaccine that was approved in 2014, researchers wrote in Pediatrics. Children should receive HPV vaccination starting at age 11, while those with a history of sexual abuse should receive it at age 9. The schedule also recommends giving the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine to all adolescents ages 11 to 12, with a booster at age 16.
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