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Dr. Kathryn King and Dr. Carly Scahill
Children and Physical Activity
When schools cut physical education programs so students can spend more time in the classroom, they may be missing a golden opportunity to promote learning, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver. The authors of this study, Dr. Kathryn King and Dr. Carly Scahill, come on the show to discuss the study and how we can help our communities to see that physical activity can increase academic scores.
The study adds to growing evidence that exercise is good not only for the body but also the mind. It also shows that physical education and academic instruction need not be mutually exclusive.
Kathryn King graduated with a BS in biology from the University Of Dayton. She attended medical school at Medical College of Virginia and is currently a pediatric resident physician at The Medical University of South Carolina. Her interests include child advocacy, health care disparities and global health.
Carly Scahill completed her undergraduate education at The University of Michigan where she received her degree in biomedical engineering. She obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently a pediatric resident physician at The Medical University of South Carolina. Her interest included pediatric obesity and pediatric cardiology.
Melanie Cole, M.S.