Monthly Archives: November 2019

Screen Time Linked to Brain Changes and Development

Screen Time and Toddlers

A splashy study published in JAMA Pediatrics this week titled Associations Between Screen-Based Media Use and Brain White Matter Integrity in Preschool-Aged Children suggests that increased screen time could detrimentally affect preschooler brain structure. The findings sound extreme: More screen time meant lower expressive language, less ability to rapidly name objects, and decreased literacy skills. There were also physical changes to […]

Teen Receives Double Lung Transplant Due To Vaping

Dr. Hassan Nemeh, the surgeon who led the team that performed the first double lung transplant on a vaping patient in the United States, said that the damage to the previously healthy teen’s organs was unparalleled. “What I saw in his lungs is like … FULL STORY HERE