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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation

    Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation
    A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest. Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
  • New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease

    New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease
    Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the...
  • Burbank Unified to consider later start times

    Burbank Unified to consider later start times
    Noting a suggestion from a local mom, the Burbank school board has agreed to discuss later start times for middle and high school students, an idea gaining nationwide momentum following the American Academy of Pediatrics' endorsement. Last month, the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Chet Celebrates College Savings Month With Savings Starter Kit, Webinars

    State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier and the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) are celebrating National College Savings Month this September by offering parents a free CHET college savings starter kit. CHET -- the state's 529 college savings plan -...
  • Letter: Teens should just go to bed earlier

    In the News-Press article of Sept. 7, “Concern over teens’ sleep arises,” a Glendale resident wants school officials to consider starting both middle and high schools later than 8 a.m. The article refers to the American Academy of...
  • 818 Roundup: Fishing on the LA River, CHP focusing on distracted drivers, train fatality investigation continues

    818 Roundup: Fishing on the LA River, CHP focusing on distracted drivers, train fatality investigation continues
    Greetings, readers. Today is Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 86 and a low of 66, with a 20 percent chance of rain. Headlines from the area: - Anglers young and old tried their hand in fishing...on the Los...
  • Limiting screen time critical for children's academic, emotional development

    Limiting screen time critical for children's academic, emotional development
    Forty-five minutes of daily recreational screen time is the maximum a child can handle before his or her educational, emotional and social development are affected, according to a new "super study" that polled 50,000 parents from 4,600 American cities...
  • Top Home Remedies For Your Sick Child

    Top Home Remedies For Your Sick Child
    It’s autumn and this time of year, everyone’s schedule slows down a bit, as outdoor activities wind down and kids return to school. But they still get everyday minor health ailments, such as headaches and insomnia from back-to-school...
  • Later school starts would have many consequences

    For years, Americans have seen proposals come and go on starting classes later for students in high schools and middle schools. In 1999, the California Legislature had a bill to delay school start times; it didn't pass. In 2005, Pittsburgh school...
  • 818 Roundup: Train collision investigation continues; Burbank hillside gates issue revisited; Appeal filed in comfort women lawsuit

    818 Roundup: Train collision investigation continues; Burbank hillside gates issue revisited; Appeal filed in comfort women lawsuit
    Greetings, readers. Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.  Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 92 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 72. Headlines from the area: - Police continue to investigate the fatal collision Tuesday...
  • How do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten?

    How do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten?
    Q: My child is beginning kindergarten this year, but I am having second thoughts about his readiness. I want him to be successful in school and I am not sure what to do. How can I tell if he is ready? A: Kindergarten readiness is not just about...