Children’s Health

Young adults who experience a traumatic injury are now more likely to have insurance coverage and access to rehabilitation if they live in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new study findings show. Further, states that expanded Medicaid also saw greater reductions in socioeconomic and racial disparities in certain areas,
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In an unprecedented effort to address the harmful effects of structural racism on health, 60 predominantly Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia will be part of an ambitious study to assess the impact of a multi-component intervention addressing both environmental and economic injustice on health and well-being, led by Penn Medicine researchers Eugenia C. South, MD, MHSP,
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Daily exposure to chemicals called phthalates, which are used in the manufacture of plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to roughly 100,000 premature deaths among older Americans each year, a new study shows. The resulting annual economic burden is between $40 billion and $47 billion, a value more than quadruple that of previous
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The findings of a new study suggest that childhood adversity is a major contributor to early and preventable causes of mortality and a powerful determinant of long term physical and mental health. Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard University found that childhood adversity is associated with elevated risk for chronic
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A potentially deadly new challenge called “dry scooping” is prevalent on the internet, and new research shows video demonstrations on one social media platform popular among teens amassed more than 8 million views. Dry scooping refers to the improper use of pre-workout supplements, a powder typically added to liquid and containing ingredients that are unsuitable
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Having a child is both an exciting as well as stressful time in life. However, with the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, women have struggled with difficulties in accessing care and, as a result, the inability to have in-person talks with their healthcare providers. Pregnant women, in particular, often fear contracting the
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Stringent lockdown measures imposed in the spring of 2020 led to a dramatic drop in vaccinations among both children and adults, according to a new study led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The study, which focused on data from Michigan, also found a decrease in sites providing pediatric vaccinations, particularly those dedicated to caring
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Thirteen-year-old Gregory Rhoden’s condition has been a mystery his entire life. He was born prematurely and his lungs seemed underdeveloped. While he had some respiratory issues growing up, it wasn’t until a running event in kindergarten that he began complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. A doctor labeled Gregory’s symptoms as asthma and
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Antibiotics alone likely cannot overcome the complex factors that cause stunted growth and perpetuate the cycle of poverty in the developing world, new research suggests. To prevent stunted growth in the developing world, a “much more comprehensive approach” is needed than antibiotics alone, said Mark DeBoer, MD, of UVA Children’s. Image Credit: UVA Health An
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced that the organization’s Newborn Screening Pilot has successfully reached its completion, screening more than 36,000 babies born in New York State over the last two years. Data were presented today at the Association of Public Health Laboratories
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NYU Langone Health continues to broaden access to high-quality primary and specialty care with recent expansions in Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. We infuse the communities we serve with the best of NYU Langone, bringing the latest clinical advances to our patients where they live and work. We’re always seeking opportunities to enhance our
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