A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that 93% of Gen Z have lost sleep because they stayed up “past their bedtime” to view or participate in social media.
Can one apple every 24 hours really put medical experts out of business? To lose weight, do you have to hurt? Are the giggles really a cure-all? Find out in the Medical Minute back-to-school quiz.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is holding the third annual Student Sleep Health Week Sept. 12-18, 2022, to educate students, parents and educators about the importance of sleep for success, well-being and overall health.
As we approach the time of year when students switch from vacation mode to school mode, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center experts are available for interviews on a variety of back-to-school-related topics to share advice for a smooth start to the new school year.
Nearly a third of parents worry about their child’s safety to and from school with more than a quarter believing it’s likely that a child will get hurt near the drop-off area.
Pediatrician recommends these steps parents can take to help their children—and themselves—transition from the swimming pool to the classroom as smoothly as possible.
Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling.
Just as the moves to protect students by keeping them at home required them to weather some detrimental effects, their return this fall carries new risks. Two Penn State Health doctors discuss how you can keep your kids safe this fall.
With kids heading back to school later this month—many attending in-person classes for the first time in more than a year—students and parents may be feeling anxious. After a year of virtual learning, children might be unprepared to return, physically and emotionally.
Headteachers and school leaders have described how an ‘avalanche’ of confused and shifting Government guidance severely impeded schools during the critical first months of COVID lockdown in a new study.
UCLA team awarded almost $3 million by National Institutes of Health to increase COVID-19 testing access and uptake for underserved and vulnerable populations
And while students and parents alike are looking forward to the return to in-person learning, a child and adolescent psychiatry expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt says they should expect some challenges.
Ann Murphy, director of the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center at Rutgers School of Health Professions, who has been providing training for school personnel, discusses how teachers, with the help of school administrators, can manage stress and anxiety during these unpredictable times.
Mount Sinai experts say get your flu shot early and have a plan for point-of-care
n a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), more than half of parents said they have a child or teenager who does not get enough sleep. To highlight the importance of healthy sleep, the AASM is conducting the first-ever Student Sleep Health Week, Sept. 14-20, 2020.
Is “screen time” spent on an electronic device always detrimental for child development? While research has found that screen time is linked to deficits and delays in developmental outcomes such as communication skills, problem-solving and social interactions among young children,…
Baylor Scott & White Health has launched expanded digital care options via the MyBSWHealth app and online portal to provide support for children who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Digital at-home monitoring has been available for adults ages 18 and older since May
As back-to-school is right around the corner, parents may have questions about how COVID-19 impacts children, especially if your child or a loved one in your home is immunosuppressed due to treatment for cancer or other health conditions. An expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey addresses some of these concerns.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe it is safe for K-12 students to return to school, according to a new nationwide survey led by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.
With COVID-19 cases surging in parts of the country, NYU Meyers’ Donna Hallas outlines steps K-12 schools must take if they choose to reopen
As school districts look ahead to a very different school year, pediatric infectious disease experts from across the United States convened to outline back-to-school safety guidelines for solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. The group, led by Kevin J. Downes, MD, attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), published their recommendations today in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
A new resource to help families navigate back-to-school is here! As we move into the new school year, UCLA Health experts weigh in on what families, parents and children of all ages need to know to stay safe and healthy…
Kids with allergies and asthma may have to take extra precautions as they head back to school this year.
Dr. Terry Adirim provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and return to school for school-age children. Adirim is a physician executive with senior leadership and executive experience in academic medicine and the federal government. Her expertise includes pandemic planning and response, health care quality improvement and patient safety, and health policy and management.
WHO: Cindy Jones, director, Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Children’s of Alabama, is available for interviews about coping with the stress and anxiety that a new school year can cause for students and parents. WHY: Returning to school can…
Heading back to school after the long summer causes jubilation in many parents but the adjustment and the anxiety for children can make the transition very difficult. To help ease that transition, Rowan Medicine pediatrician Dr. Tanya Kadrmas-Iannuzzi offers these tips and advice for parents to follow: Easing back-to-school nerves Some kids are nervous or anxious about starting or going back to school – they are uncertain about leaving the home or separating from their parents.
An expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offered safety tips to prevent child-pedestrian injuries, which often increase as routines change during the back-to-school season.
With many school lunches and afternoon snacks coming up, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D. pediatrician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, can talk about key nutrition tips for children and adolescents, such as: healthy eating habits for children how to buy…
Taking your child to their annual check-up and updating their back-to-school vaccinations can be overwhelming and stressful for both you and your child. Candice Dye, M.D., pediatrician at the University of Alabama can discuss how to best prepare for your…