Volunteer Dental Professionals Bringing Free Dental Care to St. Paul’s Cloud

Mission of Mercy returns to MN July 29-30 to provide dental services to thousands ST. CLOUD, Minn., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Minnesota Department of Health, more than 25% of Minnesotans are without dental insurance, and nearly 16% have foregone dental care within the past year. The Minnesota Dental Association and the … Read more

Informal Human-Milk Donation: How to Counsel Patients

Alexa Mieses Malchuk, MD, MPH I have become obsessed with the reality that the national family shortage of formula is keeping some from adequately feeding their infants and young children. I am deeply concerned, both as a family medicine physician and a new mother, about the heartbreaking stories that I’ve heard from parents of all … Read more

New Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine launched with a $3 million gift

With a $3 million gift from Elisa and Marc Stad, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have launched the Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine – one of the most innovative and comprehensive programs of its kind in the nation. Marc Stad, founder and managing partner at Dragoneer Investment Group, and Elisa Stad, a … Read more

Adolescents With Food Allergies Share Common Concerns

Adolescents with food allergies tend to share five areas of belief and concern related to how they manage their condition, according to a systematic review from the United Kingdom. “Themes included navigating food allergy in different environments, carriage and use of adrenaline auto‐injectors, management of the risk of anaphylaxis, behavior and understanding of others, and … Read more

“New and Improved” Supermarkets Trim Childhood Obesity in NYC

Newswise — Access to newer supermarkets that offer fresh foods in some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods was linked to a 1% decline in obesity rates among public school students living nearby, a new study shows. The modernized markets were also tied to reductions of between 4% and 10% in the average student BMI-z … Read more

Newer supermarkets in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods linked to decrease in childhood obesity

Access to newer supermarkets that offer fresh foods in some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods was linked to a 1 percent decline in obesity rates among public school students living nearby, a new study shows. The modernized markets were also tied to reductions of between 4 percent and 10 percent in the average student … Read more

Obesity increased among children, teens from low-income families during early pandemic months

During the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the proportion of children and adolescents from low-income families with overweight or obesity increased markedly, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, Netherlands (4-7 May). The study is by Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS, FAAP, Director of the … Read more

New drug combinations for obesity and diabetes may show greater efficacy than single therapy

Canadian and German researchers are teaming up to identify new drug combinations to treat people with obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The goal is to develop personalized prescriptions that are more effective than single drugs and that can potentially replace more invasive treatments such as bariatric surgery, especially for children. As a pediatric endocrinologist, I … Read more

New WHO report recommends interventions and policy options to tackle obesity in Europe

The new WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022, published on 3 May by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, reveals that overweight and obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions across the Region and are still escalating, with none of the 53 Member States of the Region currently on track to meet the WHO Global Noncommunicable … Read more

British children’s sugar intake exceeds current public health recommendations

A new study, being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, Netherlands (4-7 May), suggests that children in the UK start consuming free sugars (those added to foods and drinks and those naturally occurring in fruit juices, honey and syrups) at a very young age, and that many toddlers’ sugar intake … Read more