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September 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invests in research aimed at reducing childhood obesity. This study investigated associations between soda taxes and body mass index (BMI) in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in the period 1997-2006.
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.
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.
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 ...
January 1, 2005 | Journal Article
Disturbed sleep is a common complaint and has been associated with a variety of health problems. This article seeks to uncover the role alcohol may play in sleep disorders. The authors undertake a qualitative review of 107 studies that examine the r ...
June 1, 2005 | Journal Article
For more than a decade, public health practitioners have been influenced by the work of Daniel Beauchamp who argued that the ethic of public health is social justice and that public health problems go far beyond individual factors. Opposing this vie ...