UB pediatricians studying young children undergoing treatment for cavities in their baby teeth found that nearly 28 percent had a body mass index above the 85th percentile, indicating overweight or obesity.
Trauma patients without insurance are more likely to die of their injuries from auto accidents and gunshot wounds than privately insured patients with similar injuries, according to findings of an analysis conducted by UB emergency medicine physicians.
UB pediatric researchers believe they can adapt proven behavioral motivation concepts to help children lose interest in non-nutritious foods through habituation, while tempting them with new choices of healthy foods.
Dan Kosman has been named a "UB Distinguished Professor" in recognition of achieving "national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within their field through significant contributions to the research/scholarly literature...."
Researchers in the Department of Pediatric’s Division of Behavioral Medicine have shown that grocery shoppers select healthier options when they are less expensive; however, they use the money they saved to buy less-healthy foods.