• Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on parents' perception of health behaviors in children with overweight and obesity

    28 days ago - By Academic Pediatrics

    To understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on parental perceptions of health behaviors and food insecurity among children with overweight and obesity living in San Francisco and to assess the relationship between food insecurity and dietary intake during the pandemic.
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  • Housing, food insecurity confers fewer protective kidney health measures

    Housing, food insecurity confers fewer protective kidney health measures

    28 days ago - By Healio

    A study of individuals who resided in Baltimore suggested those with housing or food insecurity were less likely to achieve health parameters known to reduce the risk for kidney disease.
    The findings led Tessa K. Novick, MD, MSW, MHS, of the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, and colleagues to recommend specific interventions be developed to maintain kidney health in populations with “social needs.”
    “Individuals experiencing health-related social needs, such as housing and food insecurity, face significant health care barriers, and are at increased risk for
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