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Schools Without Health Plans Unprepared To Handle Life-threatening Emergencies
2014-09-10 03:15:17

By Marla Paul, Northwestern University Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in place at school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs and handle medical emergencies related to often life-threatening medical conditions, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS). "Given the amount of time kids spend in school, it's critical for school...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

A national study of food allergies in the U.S., the largest of its kind, finds that more children have food allergies than previously reported. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 A national study of food allergies in the U.S., the largest of its kind, finds that more children have food allergies than previously reported. The study, published in the July issue of Pediatrics, and headed by Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of...

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2011-06-20 10:03:58

New findings from an online survey in the most recent edition of Pediatrics finds that 1 in 12 children in the US suffer from food allergies, Reuters Health is reporting. One third of those had severe allergies and minority children are at greatest risk of having food allergies. Of those, 30 percent suffered from multiple food allergies and 39 percent had a history of severe reactions. This number is up from previous studies which had estimated that anywhere between 2 and 8 of every 100 kids...

2009-12-09 19:52:27

With an estimated four to six percent of children in the U.S. suffering from food allergies, a new study shows that pediatricians and family physicians aren't always confident they have the ability to diagnose or treat food allergies. A study published in the January 2010 issue of Pediatrics and headed by Dr. Ruchi Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., a researcher at Children's Memorial Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, brought attention...

2009-06-16 23:35:53

Neighborhoods with restaurants, entertainment and diversity had lower rates of asthma than neighborhoods with churches or non-profits, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Ruchi Gupta of Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago focused on 287 Chicago neighborhoods where nearly 50,000 children grades K-8 were screened for asthma. Chicago has twice the national average asthma mortality rate. Previous studies showed that neighborhoods right next to...

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2009-06-05 12:33:34

Neighborhoods with restaurants, entertainment, cultural facilities and ethnic diversity have lower asthma rates in the city of Chicago than neighborhoods where residents are less likely to move, and where there are more churches and not-for-profit facilities. Published in the spring 2009 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the two-year study led by Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, a researcher at Children's Memorial Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'