Category: Health Promotion

Poverty and Child Health

By: Scott Orsey The American Academy of Pediatrics just released its first ever policy statement on poverty which now recommends pediatricians screen for poverty risk factors. It is significant that health sector leaders, such as the AAP, are making powerful statements on the contribution of the social determinants […]

Benefits of Screening for Food Insecurity

By: Catherine Wiley, MD Food insecurity is a problem that affects far more children than most people realize. Across the country, an estimated 16 million kids live in households that lack consistent access to food, according to a recent policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. To […]

Powerful Forces: Gravity and Child Health

By: Scott Orsey Big news hit the scientific community in February about gravity. One hundred years after Albert Einstein first predicted their existence in his groundbreaking theory of general relativity, scientists detected gravitational waves for the first time. The implications for this discovery are huge. In addition to […]