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NOV 22, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Poor Sleep Tied To Inflammation In Teens

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Teens who don't get enough sleep may be at risk for chronic problems later in life from increased inflammation throughout the body, according to a new study. Those who didn't get enough sleep during the week and especially those who slept longer on weekends had higher inflammation levels tied to heart disease and diabetes, ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - Washington Times

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Pediatricians promote more sleep for students

CHICAGO (AP) - Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics have pushed Chicago officials to roll back public school start times to allow middle and high school students to get more sleep. The efforts have been rebuffed. But medical experts on Thursday attended a City Council Health Committee ...

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NOV 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much For Kids?

By: Dr. Sanjay Mehta, CentraState Medical Center Published: 11/18/2014 12:39 PM EST on LiveScience Dr. Sanjay Mehta is division chief of the Pediatric Emergency Department at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J. He contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. A Starbucks frozen drink after school, a can of Coke with dinner, and a chocolate bar ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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What The Modern-Day Sex Talk Should Sound Like, According To The Latest Research

New research sheds light on what the 2014 version of the dreaded "sex talk" should sound like -- and it includes a hefty Internet addendum. While parents may fear kids' easy access to porn, an article in the December issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal says social media has a much bigger influence on adolescent attitudes about sex ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Why So Many Women Don't Seek Help For Postpartum Depression

Roughly four months after her first baby was born, Robin Farr noticed herself slipping, slowly, into a funk. "At the time, I didn't know what it was," said Farr, 40, of that period six years ago. "It didn't occur to me it was postpartum depression; I thought I was just tired." But months passed, and Farr did not improve. She ...

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