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Screen Time - Maine Public

posted Dec 19, 2016, 6:51 AM by
By Keith Shortall Dec 12, 2016

Today's children spend a significant percentage of their day on one screen or another -- from kindergartners using iPads to teens who are perpetually staring at their phones. Add in videogames, laptops, television (an old-school screen), and you get a lot of screen time. How does this affect their health and wellness, and are there benefits that make it worthwhile?

Guests: Dr. Jonathan Fanburg works in South Portland, ME and specializes in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Fanburg is affiliated with Maine Medical Center.

 Dr. Tory Rogers, Director of Let’s Go!, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center