Ob/gyn involvement in WIC efforts breeds successIt may surprise some ob/gyns to know that their local Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, more commonly known as WIC, is anxious to partner with them to improve the health and well-being of the families they serve.
National snapshot of childhood obesityThe last year or so has given the nation mixed pictures on childhood obesity, with plenty of challenges ahead.
Financial hardship linked to medication underuse in chronically illChronically ill adults don’t have consistent access to food due to lack of financial stability were significantly more likely to report cost-related medication underuse, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine. Cost-related medication underuse refers to taking less medication than prescribed, or not taking it at all because of financial concerns.
Preschoolers in NYC, LA show gains in weight lossNew evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that prevalence of obesity has leveled and even declined among low-income, preschool-aged children in New York City (NYC) and Los Angeles (LA) County, California, although other US regions are still experiencing increases.