children

An Asian boy sleeping in the library with his laptop open on a table beside a pile of books. (Photo: Footage Firm Inc.)

Back-to-School

10 Ways to Maintain Kids’ Sleep Hygiene As area children prepare to return to school after their summer break, a pediatric sleep expert at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital say sleep hygiene during this time of year is important to maintain their overall physical, mental and
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A young girl lying on the floor watching something on a smart phone while a boy beside her looks at something on a electronic tablet. (Photo: Getty Images)

Screen Time

The Pitfalls of Too Much Screen Time Too much screen time can cause health problems for an adult. Insomnia, social disconnection and lack of exercise are just a few. Mix it with the turmoil of teen years — or the plasticity of a preschooler’s brain — and it can lead to conditions
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A new study found that even mild sleep issues could cause high blood pressure in women. (Photo: Getty Images)

Get Your Zzzzzs

Lack of Sleep Can Raise Blood Pressure, Cause Other Problems in Adults and Kids It is well known that chronic sleep deprivation can affect cardiovascular health. But according to a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, even mild sleep problems, such as having
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