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March 23, 2016

Researchers Target Disparities in Childhood Obesity

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

  Richard White, M.D., Community Internal Medicine, wants to improve the odds for inner-city adolescents in Jacksonville, Florida, to live long and healthy lives. “Some reports have suggested this may be the first generation that doesn’t necessarily outlive their parents,” says Dr. White. “That’s a very concerning and provoking thought.” In research funded by the […]

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Tags: African-American, childhood obesity, Florida news, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, news, Richard O. White M.D.


December 10, 2014

Club Fit: An Intervention to Address Childhood Obesity Disparities at the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, MN

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Mark L. Wieland, M.D. Consultant, Primary Care Internal Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Addressing childhood obesity is a national priority that disproportionately affects youth from low income and racially diverse families.

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Tags: Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, childhood obesity, health disparities, Mark L. Wieland M.D., Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2015, project, Rochester Healthy Community Partnership


October 1, 2014

Motivating Youth at Risk for Obesity through Multi-Level Community Activation (Mayo-YMCA)

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Conducting a series of qualitative and quantitative assessments among African American youths and parents/adult caregivers in order to understand specific motivators and barriers for a healthy lifestyle, in collaboration with the First Coast YMCA and Nemours Children’s Clinic. Read more.

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Tags: African Americans, childhood obesity, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Richard O. White M.D., YMCA


September 11, 2014

A Formative Study of Wellness Programming at Boys and Girls Club Rochester

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Irene G. Sia, M.D. Consultant, Infectious Diseases Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Approximately one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are obese or overweight. Childhood obesity disproportionately affects children of ethnic minorities and low-income populations.

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Tags: Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, childhood obesity, health disparities, Irene G. Sia M.D., Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2012, project


September 3, 2014

Richard O. White, M.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Jacksonville, Florida Contact White.Richard@mayo.edu Research Summary Diabetes, health literacy, health communication, Hispanic/Latino, childhood obesity/overweight Richard O. White, M.D., is an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at Mayo Clinic. In addition to providing primary care to adult and pediatric patients, he conducts research focused on diabetes disease management and obesity prevention, particularly among […]

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Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, Florida researcher, health disparities, Hispanics, Latinos, Mayo Clinic, researcher, Richard O. White M.D.


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