Category Archive: Healthy Weight Program

Nov 20 2017

Researchers Get to the Root of Hunger in Primary Care

Around seven years ago during a well visit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a 12-year-old boy told Saba Khan, MD, an attending physician at CHOP, that there was one problem she could not fix. Intrigued, Dr. Khan asked him to explain further. At first hesitant, the young man finally explained what he meant. He had a pain in his belly that never went away, and he knew exactly what that pain was: Hunger. “I’m always hungry,” he said to Dr. Khan.

Dr. Khan was floored. At the time, she was unfamiliar about how to address the issue of food insecurity because she had not yet encountered it in primary care practice.

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Sep 3 2015

Mitochondrial Disease and Diabetes Good Companions in Research

MitochondriaCertain defects in the way the mitochondria work may lead to diabetes, and the ways our bodies adapt to high blood sugars share many features with the ways our bodies respond to mitochondrial disease.

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Aug 6 2015

Home Plate Study Hits the Ground Running on Healthy Food Prep

healthy foodSenbagam Virudachalam MD, MSHP, faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab, is leading a three-year study to test a community-based intervention that helps parents of toddlers practice healthy food preparation.

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Dec 8 2014

Obese Teens With OSAS Show Impaired Neurobehavioral Functioning

OSASObesity and OSAS often exist simultaneously, and both conditions have been associated with neurobehavioral changes such as problems with regulating emotions, school performance, attention, and alertness.

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Sep 29 2014

Antibiotic Use in Infancy May Play Role in Obesity

obesityDr. Bailey and colleagues observed an increased risk of obesity with greater antibiotic use, particularly for children with four or more exposures to broad-spectrum antibiotics in early childhood.

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Sep 22 2014

Healthy Weight Program Launches Study on Microbiome

microbiomeKnown as the microbiome, this complex collection’s potential role in early weight gain and obesity has become a fascinating area of scientific exploration.

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