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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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research. Join Seattle Children’s bold initiative – It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s – to transform children’s health for generations to come.

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