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.
Dr. Adler's clinical and research interest is in the care of children and adolescents with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease). His research focus is on developing strategies to individualize patient care to improve short and long-term outcomes and improve health related quality of life.
Research from the National Poll on Children's Health
Provider recommendation is linked to high flu vaccine rates, but 1 in 5 parents said their child's provider did not make a recommendation. Parents of children not getting flu vaccine this year reported 7 times more negative sources than positive sources about flu vaccine. Comments from family, friends, and other parents were the most common sources prompting parents to question or not want flu vaccine for their child.