sleep

Newborns should sleep alone on their backs with nothing else in their cribs to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (Photo: freestocks-photos/Pixabay)Newborns should sleep alone on their backs with nothing else in their cribs to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (Photo: freestocks-photos/Pixabay)

Safe Sleep

Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices Persist When the weather is cold and the nights are long, new parents can be tempted to put extra blankets in a crib or bring their infant into bed with them. Both practices can lead to death for children under a year old, who do not have the ability
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The study found sleep deprivation interfers with the ability of neurons to encode information and translate visual input into conscious thought. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Spacing Out?

Lack of Sleep Causes Mental Lapses: Study Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car? A new study led by a UCLA professor is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells’
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The thought of a new school year can trigger debilitating fears in children with anxiety. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Jitter Bug

Dealing with the ‘Back to School’ Butterflies For most kids, there is nothing like the phrase “back to school” to throw cold pool water on an otherwise glorious summer vacation. At the first mention of back-to-school preparation, many children experience a passing wave of
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