Not that long ago, children and teens read books or played games during car rides. But the introduction of tablets, smartphones and other electronic devices brought these activities to life with colorful text and 3D graphics. These devices can be educational and entertaining, but many parents wonder if screen time should be limited.
We love our mobile devices. Smartphones, MP3 players and tablets are fascinating and entertaining. But are parents spending more time on their electronic devices and ignoring their children? Researchers at Boston Medical Center say it’s true. Mobile devices dominate attention More than half of American adults own a smartphone, reports Forbes magazine. It’s as if children and parents … Read Full Article
Ameritas invited Dr. James Divine of EyeCare Specialties in Lincoln, Neb., to share what vision challenges children face.
Children need good vision just to have a better chance to learn. The American Optometric Association (AOA) estimates that 25 percent of school-age children have a vision problem that may affect their learning and behavior.
Ameritas invited Dr. James Divine of EyeCare Specialties in Lincoln, Neb., to share why vision health is so important to children.
Children’s Dental Day provides free dental services onsite at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Neb., to underserved children from across Nebraska.
HCM is the most common inherited heart disease, affecting 1 in 500 people, making it more prevalent than the occurrence of muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and AIDS in the United States.
Many American kids live with food allergy issues. Now they can access a smartphone app or online game that can help them cope with their experiences and teach them about food allergies.
In a virtual-reality setting in the university’s Youth Safety Lab, the scientists simulated a pedestrian street-crossing situation. Then they evaluated the behaviors of teens crossing the street based on the number of hours of sleep they had the night before. The teens were allowed either 4 hours or 8 ½ hours of sleep.
Researchers at University College London, England, recently studied this question. For years, advertisements on harmful health habits have focused on the negative aspect of risky health behaviors, including smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, texting while driving or unsafe sex.