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When adolescents need to be hospitalized, with guests Karen Teelin, MD, and Jennifer Myszewski, DO, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Teens need to be treated differently from younger children

Teens have unique needs when hospitalized, different from those of younger children. Discussing those needs, which can include social, dietary and recreational aspects, and how the hospital can provide them, are Karen Teelin, MD, the director of adolescent medicine at Upstate, and Jennifer Myszewski, DO, a pediatric hospitalist at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Teens' hospital needs were outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics in a recent policy statement.