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Screening for Prediabetes and Diabetes in a Longitudinal Study of Children and Adolescents

With the rising rates of childhood obesity in the U.S., reports suggest that an increasing number of children in the U.S. now have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), a disease which was once believed to occur only in adults. Screening tests are important tools for both disease detection and for disease prevention in the case of T2DM. 

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Featured Faculty

Susan Woolford, MD, MPH

Susan J. Woolford, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Woolford’s clinical and research interests focus on behavioral interventions in the clinical setting for the treatment of obesity, particularly for severely obese adolescents.  Her research explores the delivery of weight management interventions and outcomes from multidisciplinary obesity care.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

National Poll on Children's Health

What to expect around supporting pregnant teens 

8 in 10 adults agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment in the baby's health. Most adults feel pregnant teens should be required to attend prenatal visits or take parenting classes in order to receive state support. 9 in 10 adults feel that states should do more to require financial support from the baby's father, but only half support their state providing paternity testing or legal help to get child support.