In the Journals

Preschool physical activity, nutrition program targets childhood obesity

August 14, 2014
A program targeting physical activity and nutrition, developed for use in preschool settings, resulted in significant improvements in levels of…
In the Journals

Access to hand sanitizer in classrooms did not reduce absences

August 12, 2014
Addition of hand sanitizer dispensers in primary school classrooms did not reduce sick days from school, according to study findings in PLoS

Gender, level of sports participation associated with daily pain in adolescents

August 11, 2014
Nearly two out of three Danish adolescents reported pain during physical activity, and one out of three reported pain in more than one body region…
In the Journals

Adolescent depression, anxiety linked to insomnia

August 5, 2014
Depression and generalized anxiety disorder can predict insomnia, according to recent study findings published in Sleep Medicine. “People…
In the Journals

Brief screening tool measured substance abuse among adolescents

July 30, 2014
An electronic screening tool to assess the frequency of substance misuse among adolescents visiting a physician for routine medical care appears to…
In the Journals

Web-based decision aid for parents improved MMR vaccine uptake

July 30, 2014
A website offering information to parents about the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine was the most cost-effective means of increasing vaccine…
In the Journals

Students with food allergies more likely to be bullied

July 29, 2014
Schoolchildren with food allergies were nearly twice as likely to be bullied compared with students without food allergies, according to recent study…
Cover Story

SBHCs can serve as entry point, extension of primary care

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2014
School-based health centers have a unique opportunity to address common and emerging health issues among the pediatric population. According to the…