Seattle Health Care Leaders Call for More Collaboration to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Seattle Health Care Leaders Call for More Collaboration to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

A lot has changed in recent decades when it comes to how kids find and digest information. The more time young children and teenagers spend on smartphones, tablets and in front of computer and television screens, the more researchers are scrambling to figure out how those habits are impacting the brain, development and the prevalence of childhood obesity. That was the subject of a panel Friday hosted by the Puget Sound Business Journal and Seattle Children's Research Institute about how the health of future generations will be changed in an increasingly technology-oriented world. Dr. Dimitri Christakis and Dr. Brian Saelens are featured in this story.

About Seattle Children’s Research Institute

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 and bioethics, among others. As part of Seattle Children’s Hospital, the research institute brings together leading minds in pediatric research to provide patients with the best care possible. 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, which consistently ranks as one of the best pediatric departments in the country. For more information, visit