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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.

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