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Consider effects of kids’ excess screen time

Q: Your organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, keeps saying that no child should have more than two hours of television and other screen time each day, and children under age 2 should not have any.

Luis A. Ramos Jr., center, hugs Cindy Romero, mother of Martin Romero, who passed away in January at age 14. Martin’s father, John Romero, stands at right. Ramo received an award from the Albuquerque Public School Board for his work with the Home Hospital Program at a meeting Wednesday. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

APS program takes school to home-bound students

When 14-year-old Martin Romero, a baseball lover and Rio Grande High School freshman, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in September 2013 and then died from it only four months later, his parents took it hard.