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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
May 15, 2012 | Report
This report summarizes the results of several studies comprising Year Three of an evaluation project assessing the impact of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act on childhood obesity. The evaluation measures trends in childhood obesity rates and ass ...
Exposure of California Kindergartners to Students with Personal Belief Exemptions from Mandated School Entry Vaccinations
March 26, 2012 | Journal Article
A study of California kindergarteners' exposure to personal belief exemptions (PBEs) from vaccinations at school found that PBE exposure increased from 2008 to 2010, indicating that more children are exposed to the risk of disease.
Depression of Whole-Brain Oxygen Extraction Fraction is Associated with Poor Outcome in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
February 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This study measures the oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) to gauge metabolic abnormalities by using a magnetic resonance (MR) technique. This study supports previous studies' findings: OEF is decreased in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, and correlates with the severity of the injury.
January 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Approximately 3 million children in the United States are hospitalized every year. This study examines children and adolescents' views of the quality of their nursing care while hospitalized and their physical and emotional states.
March 1, 2010 | Journal Article
In 2006, approximately 37 percent of Delaware's children were overweight or obese. To combat Delaware's childhood obesity epidemic, Nemours, a leading child health care provider, launched a statewide program to improve child health.
Left Ventricular Mass and Ventricular Remodeling Among Hispanic Subgroups Compared with Non-Hispanic Blacks and Whites
January 19, 2010 | Journal Article
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and abnormal left ventricular remodeling are signs of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This analysis of data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) examined LVH and abnormal left ventricular remodeling among U.S. Hispanics.
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines post-disaster counseling services in schools following Hurricane Katrina. The researchers conducted focus groups to identify counseling services offered and barriers to care in schools.
July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The objective of this study was to identify parent, child, and clinician characteristics associated with higher parental confidence in their ability to make overweight-related behavior changes for their family.
March 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the relationship between the proximity of fast-food restaurants to schools and children's eating patterns and weight.
February 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examined the relationship between health care utilization and the status of children's health insurance over the course of one year. While considerable research addresses the effect of insurance status on children's health care, less is known about children who have health insurance at some times and not at others.