Screening for Social Determinants of Health

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD It’s important that physicians screen for problems related to the critical social determinants of health. Those are the circumstances in which people live and work, such as food insecurity, housing insecurity, and transportation, that have been shown to have twice the impact on […]

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 […]