Pediatrician studies social, economic roots of kids’ health issues

By Ilene Raymond Rush, The Philadelphia Inquirer | June 28, 2015

As a pediatrician at the Cobbs Creek Primary Care Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Roy Wade Jr. employs the usual tools of his trade, such as thermometer, tongue depressor, and stethoscope.

But as a researcher, he is working to develop a different kind of tool kit: a questionnaire to help pediatricians figure out which of their young patients are at greatest risk to develop early cognitive, emotional, and health problems.

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