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11Nov 18

3 tips for better sleep

How much sleep do you need? Dr. Suresh Kotagal, a sleep specialist at Mayo Clinic, says that kids up to age 13 need 9 to 9 ½ hours of good sleep. By the time they’re teenagers, that number goes down to 7 or 8 hours. What happens when they don’t…

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08Jun 17

“Social jet lag” is bad for your health

Do you keep to a schedule on weekdays, but then stay up late and sleep in on the weekends? If so, scientists say you might be suffering from what they are calling "social jet lag." In a new study, researchers from the University of Arizona looked at the affects social jet lag…

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26Aug 16

Doctors’ group backs later school start times

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that teens aged 14 to 17 get 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep per night. In 2016, studies found that only 32 percent of American teens got eight hours of sleep on an average school night. Many were not getting the recommended amount of…

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Video: Smart Shopping, Healthy Eating

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Learn how to read food labels and better judge the healthfulness of your foods.

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