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May 2021

COVID-19 has increased childhood food insecurity rates. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia collaborated with Food Connect and Common Market to deliver produce boxes to food-insecure families. Food Connect leveraged technology to use texting, scale delivery integrations, and op...

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Garcia I, Donovan A, Lehmann Y, Perfetto J, Kulshreshtha S, Shrihari D, Kulshreshtha M, Khan S 

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May 2021

Experts are concerned about increasing child distress and maltreatment alongside decreasing exposure to mandated child abuse reporters, such as teachers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotlines may serve as alternate means to identify family violence and support at-risk children. Th...

Authors:

Ortiz R, Kishton R, Sinko L, Fingerman M, Moreland D, Wood J, Venkataramani A

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Apr 2021

In the United States, adolescents and young adults are disproportionately affected by HIV and have poorer HIV-related health outcomes than adults. Health care transition (HCT) from pediatric or adolescent to adult-oriented HIV care is associated with disruptions to youths' care ret...

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Tanner AE, Dowshen N, Philbin MM, Rulison KL, Camacho-Gonzalez A, Lee S, Moore SJ, Dennis Fortenberry JD, Hussen SA

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Mar 2021

Understanding salient environmental determinants of pediatric sleep is essential for informing interventions and public health initiatives. Emerging evidence suggests that the neighborhood environment can impact pediatric sleep, but this evidence has not yet been systematically rev...

Authors:

Mayne SL, Mitchell JA, Virudachalam S, Fiks AG, Williamson AA

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Feb 2021

E-cigarette use among adolescents is epidemic, putting children at risk for significant harm. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth, with over 20% of high school students reporting current use. Harmful toxicants and known carcinogens are found in the s...

Authors:

Jenssen BP, Hannan C, Kelly M, Ylioja T, Schnoll RA, Fiks AG

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Mar 2021

IMPORTANCE: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is an important source of nutritional support and education for women and children living in poverty; although WIC participation confers clear health benefits, only 50% of eligible women a...

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Vasan A, Kenyon CC, Feudtner C, Fiks AG, Venkataramani AS

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Feb 2021

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Nonadherence in sexual risk reduction interventions might be common among adolescents. We compared intervention completion rates among adolescent and young adult women with and without a previous pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection (STI) participating in a ...

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Amutah C, Petsis D, Fields NF, Wood S, Timko A, Akers AY

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Aug 2020

Poor adherence to inhaled corticosteroid medications for children with high-risk asthma is both well documented and poorly understood. It has a disproportionate prevalence and impact on children of minority demographics in urban settings. Financial incentives have been shown to be ...

Authors:

Henderson BR, Flaherty CM, Floyd G, You J, Xiao R , Bryant-Stephens TC, Miller VA, Feudtner C, Kenyon CC

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