Category: Renee Boynton-Jarrett

Prevention focus of child abuse forum

Chicago Tribune Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine As the stark image of the Flint (Mich.) Water Plant was posted on the screen, pediatrician Renee Boynton-Jarrett told a packed Berglund Auditorium that the city’s lead-poisoned water supply was a stark reminder that lead and other early childhood traumas, such as abuse and neglect, can have long-reaching […]

Why do poor people smoke more? By Megan Sandel, School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine Crystal R. takes pictures of her neighborhood as part of Witnesses to Hunger. Among Crystal’s photos of piles of trash, abandoned lots and barbed wire fences is a striking picture: large advertisements for “special prices” of cigarettes promising “Kool — […]

Childhood Sexual Abuse Linked To Early Menstruation

International Business Times Renée Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine Childhood physical or sexual abuse has an impact on the age at which young women start their menstrual cycles, according to a study by Boston University School of Medicine. Researchers have established that children who encountered sexual abuse are more likely to attain menarche at an early […]