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July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This paper looks at the issues of obesity, race and gender, and determines whether school environment influences body mass index (BMI) and whether the racial and gender context one grows up in may also end up affecting BMI.
June 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This study investigated the behavioral patterns of young people three and a half years after they had been detained at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center (CCJDC) in Chicago. Researchers employed a functional impairment rating that assessed eight behavioral domains.
May 14, 2009 | News Release
New funds expand innovative model that helps turn teen lives around.
April 17, 2009 | Journal Article
In 1996, the federal government mandated that states enforce laws that prohibit the sale of cigarettes to minors. This research assesses whether increased enforcement helped lower the rate of smoking among youths.
July 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Although the number of patients admitted to the hospital with concurrent diagnoses of alcohol and drug addiction (ADAA) rose, as did the costs associated with these hospitalizations, U.S. spending on ADAA treatment fell. Medicaid and Medicare bore the brunt of this spending, paying for 70 percent of hospitalizations with a concurrent ADAA diagnosis.
December 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Providing teacher, parent and student training to help kids participate in the social and academic life of elementary school does seem to lead to more successful functioning years later in early adulthood.
April 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The study's objective focused on the experience of Hurricane Katrina's evacuees to better understand factors influencing evacuation decisions in impoverished, mainly minority communities that were most severely affected by the disaster.
July 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The college setting presents an important opportunity for health promotion during a critical developmental stage for weight gain. This study is the first to examine prevalence, trends and social disparities in overweight, obesity and class II obesit ...
October 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions: 11.5 percent among children age 2-5 years, 17.7 percent among children age 6-11 years and 17.3 percent among children age 12-19 years. Moreover, research h ...
November 1, 2006 | Journal Article
In this study, the authors explored changing relations between substance use, welfare receipt and substance-abuse treatment among low-income mothers before and after welfare reform. Annual data were examined from mothers aged 18 to 49 years in the 1 ...