Healthy kids: ​​​​​​​Does your teen get enough sleep? Or too much?

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

My teenager sleeps a lot. Should I be worried? Teenagers should get nine to 10 hours of sleep per night but, unfortunately, most do not. Demands of homework, work, family and friends often result in late nights. Sleep deprivation can ...

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Fall is prime time for children's illnesses

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep Apnea

As autumn ushers in colorful leaves and crisper temperatures, it’s also the time of year when certain illnesses begin to peak — especially in children....

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Safe Sleep Awareness

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month and the U.S. continues to have a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World ...

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FDA warns against sleep positioners

October 03, 2017 Amanda Cuda of CTPost

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Getting babies to sleep is a seemingly endless struggle that nearly all parents face. So it’s not surprising that parents might turn to devices for help. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions strongly against sleep ...

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Canadian Govt Spent C$110,000 to avoid C$6,000 Health Cost

September 30, 2017 Ashifa Kassam of Gulf Times

Children, Dental Insurance, Invest In Your Child, Dentist

Days after Justin Trudeau told the United Nations that his government was working hard to improve the quality of life for indigenous peoples in Canada, it has emerged that his government spent more than C$110,000 in legal fees to avoid ...

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These parents will do anything to get their kids to a dentist

Children, Invest In Your Child, Dentist, Pediatric Dental

Gone are the days when lollipops and stickers could appease a pint-size patient at the dentist’s office....

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Legislature muffs a chance to improve the lives of our children

September 28, 2017 Dan Walters of the Fresno Bee

Children, Invest In Your Child, Pediatric Sleep Issues

California legislators had a rare opportunity this year to make a significant improvement in the lives of millions of children at little or no cost – and they muffed it....

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4 ways to help your child get enough sleep

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Children need sleep, plain and simple. We all do. Without enough sleep, we get cranky and, with time, unhealthy. But for children, it’s especially important because the effects of sleep deprivation can lead to lifelong problems....

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Too little sleep tied to weight gain in kids

September 26, 2017 Lisa Rapaport of Reuters

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests....

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Is ADHD a sleep disorder?

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, ADHD, Sleep

The theory that ADHD symptoms are caused by sleep deprivation, or even that the condition itself is a sleep disorder, is gaining momentum among researchers....

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