PBS NewsHour

Why doctors are increasingly prescribing nature

Clip: 08/28/2019 | 9m 9s Video has closed captioning.

As rates of chronic disease among children have skyrocketed over the past few decades, pediatricians have increasingly looked for solutions beyond the clinic. Sometimes that means actually prescribing time outside. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Oakland on the medical evidence that indicates escaping modern urban life, even temporarily, can yield health dividends.

Aired: 08/28/19

Rating: NR

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