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Can my preschooler bed share? It all comes back to the guidelines – 02.17.17 – Romper. While bed-sharing with your preschooler is safe, there may come a time, for whatever reason, when you begin to question when it's time for you child to move to his or her own bed. Dr. Cora Breuner, an associate professor of adolescent medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital, said that bed-sharing should most likely end by the time your kids enter adolescence, and other experts agree.
Can Facebook’s machine-learning algorithms accurately predict suicide? – 03.08.17 – Scientific American. In a bid to save lives, Facebook and other social media giants are now wading into suicide prevention work – creating new alert systems designed to better identify and help at-risk individuals. Dr. Megan Moreno, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, says that an important factor to consider, especially with teens, is how often their language changes through social media. In a 2016 study, Moreno and colleagues discovered that on Instagram, once a self-injury-related hashtag was banned or flagged as harmful, numerous spin-off versions would emerge.
When the pediatrician isn’t enough – 03.08.17 – Undark. Dr. Tumaini Coker, a pediatrician at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, conceived the PARENT program (short for Parent-focused Redesign for Encounters, Newborns to Toddlers) which is designed to foster a more holistic approach to children’s health care in the communities that need it most. Funded by a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the five-year PARENT program trial is the latest of several similar initiatives aimed at improving prevention-oriented care.
These secret hashtags teens use on social media promote dangerous behavior – 02.01.17 – Parents Researchers have found hidden hashtags teens are using on social media to connect with others engaging in risky or self-harming behavior. Why, you may be wondering, would teens want to divulge this type of self-harming behavior to a bunch of strangers? According to Dr. Megan Moreno, who practices adolescent medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital, it's so they will feel less alone.