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Seattle Children's pediatrician encourages families to adopt mindful eating to prevent obesity – 09.29.16 - News-Medical. In observance of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Dr. Lenna Liu, a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Child Wellness Clinic, explains mindful eating and give tips for how to create a positive environment in which to enjoy food to fuel our bodies.
How much is too much? Setting limits on kids' screen time – 10.24.16 – CBS News. Children and teenagers are immersed in an environment saturated with electronic media, ranging from the TV on the wall to the tablet or smartphone in their hands. Recognizing this, parents need to work with their kids to develop a media use plan for the entire family, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a set of new recommendations. In general, any media use plan must balance healthy activities like exercise, sleep and family time against the use of media devices, said Dr. Megan Moreno, an associate professor of pediatrics at Seattle Children’s.
Pediatrics experts make recommendations to curb 'virtual violence' in children's lives 07.18.16 – CBC News Screen violence, which includes violence in video games, television shows and movies, is associated with aggressive behavior, aggressive thoughts and angry feelings in children, according to a policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute and lead author of the statement, reviewed and summarized more than a dozen studies and meta-analyses about the effects of virtual violence and aggression on children's attitudes and behaviors. After the review, the statement authors made specific recommendations for doctors, parents, the media industry and policy makers to better prohibit easy access to violent media for young children.
For some rural teens, psychiatric help is now just a TV screen away 08.04.16 – TIME With few child and adolescent psychiatrists available, "telehealth" is one way for mental health professionals to stretch their expertise a little further. “It is part of an evolving landscape that has to change to get kids the services they need, and this is one very good part of that,” says Dr. Kathleen Myers, program director for telepsychiatry and behavioral health at Seattle Children’s Hospital.