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6 Important Health Trends for Your Family in 2015: Concussions, Healthy Eating and More

6 Important Health Trends for Your Family in 2015: Concussions, Healthy Eating and More

Source: Parent Map

In recent months, many parents have become more aware of concussion risks in youth sports due in part to what seems like more media coverage. Dr. Samuel Browd, medical director of Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program offers advice about how parents can best identify the warning signs. Washington state was one of 19 states that showed a decline in obesity among low-income 2- to 5-year-olds in a study reported in August by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Lenna Liu of Seattle Children’s and Dr. Brian Saelens of Seattle Children’s Research Institute discuss the efforts that are being made locally to encourage children in the development of healthy habits.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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