Meet a quiet hero of health care in Seattle’s Central District: Dr. Benjamin Danielson 04.25.16 - Seattle Times. Dr. Benjamin Danielson, medical director of Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, connects patients to resources to tackle the roots of health problems.
UWTV BrainWorks: How Exercise Affects the Brain 05.09.16 – UWTV. Join UWTV Brainworks host, Eric Chudler, as he takes viewers on a journey inside the human brain with a goal of educating children in the wonders of science and medicine. In this episode of BrainWorks, learn how exercise positively impacts brain health, featuring Seattle Children’s pediatrician and researcher Dr. Pooja Tandon.
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.