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Mar, 2017
Authors:

Nabet B, Gable J, Eder J, Feemster K

Despite availability and routine recommendation of these vaccines, approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States still die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. While ongoing vaccination programs help to keep these diseases at bay, some vaccine-preventable dise...

Mar, 2017
Article
Authors:

Jenssen BP, Wilson KM

ABSTRACT: Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and exposure to tobacco smoke harms children from conception forward. There is no safe level of tobacco exposure. While overall smoking rates have declined, the advent of new products, such as electroni...

Aug, 2016
Article
Authors:

Gruver RS, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Lieberman A, Gerdes M, Virudachalam S, Suh AW, Kalra GK, Magge SN, Shults J, Schreiner MS, Power TJ, Berkowitz RI, Fiks AG

BACKGROUND: Evidence increasingly indicates that childhood obesity prevention efforts should begin as early as infancy. However, few interventions meet the needs of families whose infants are at increased obesity risk due to factors including income and maternal body mass index (BMI). So...

Jul, 2016
Article
Authors:

Palakshappa D, Fiks AG, Faerber JA, Feudtner C

ABSTRACT: Many states have enacted laws to improve school nutrition. We tested whether stronger state nutrition laws are associated with subsequently decreased obesity. We conducted a retrospective national multi-year panel data study (analyzed 2014–2016 at the Children's Hospital of Phi...

May, 2016
Article
Authors:

Gregory EF, Goldshore MA, Henderson JL, Weatherford RD, Showell NN

 

BACKGROUND: Obesity is widespread and treatment strategies have demonstrated limited success. Changes to obstetrical practice in response to obesity may support obesity prevention by influencing offspring growth trajectories. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study examined growth amon...

Mar, 2016
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Authors:

Virudachalam S, Gruver RS, Gerdes M, Power TJ, Magge SN, Shults J, Faerber JA, Kalra GK, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Suh AW, Berkowitz RI, Fiks AG

INTRODUCTION: Despite many recommended strategies for obesity prevention during infancy, effectively delivering recommendations to parents in clinical settings is challenging, especially among high-risk populations. This study describes and compares mothers’ and clinicians’ priorities fo...

Jan, 2016
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Virudachalam S, Chung P, Faerber J, Pian T, Thomas K, Feudtner C

ABSTRACT: Though preparing healthy food at home is a critical health promotion habit, few interventions have aimed to improve parental cooking skills and behaviors. We sought to understand parents' preferences and priorities regarding interventions to improve home food preparation practi...

Nov, 2015
Article
Authors:

Walley SC, Jenssen BP, Section on Tobacco Control

ABSTRACT: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are rapidly growing in popularity among youth. ENDS are handheld devices that produce an aerosolized mixture from a solution typically containing concentrated nicotine, flavoring chemicals, and propylene glycol to be inhaled by the us...

Sep, 2015
Article
Authors:

Palakshappa D, Virudachalam S, Oreskovic NM, Goodman E

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine whether engagement in more physical education (PE) classes during one high school year is associated with change in physical activity (PA) from adolescence to young adulthood. METHODS: Data were from 1774 participants in Waves 2 (high s...

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