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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.

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Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.