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1 hr ago | PsychCentral

Team-Based Care Best for Depressed Teens

In the model, a depression care manager is teamed with a primary care physician.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine

5 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Study shows drop in painkiller overdoses since legalizing medical marijuana

Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Kids, Family, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Early risers: 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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Teenagers, Education Etc., Opinion

The Best Back-to-School Plan for Teens: A Later Start Time

Dr. Claire McCarthy is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a senior editor for Harvard Health Publications, and an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Related Topix: Medicine, Parenting, Family, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Pediatricians call for teenagers to get more sleep

The influential medical journal Pediatrics is calling the chronic lack of sleep among teenagers to be a health emergency, which experts say is contributing to mental health problems, obesity and car accidents due to drowsy driving.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Virginia, Education

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Your Teen Needs More Sleep: AAP Recommends Later Start Times

America's adolescents are chronically sleep deprived. That's what the American Academy of Pediatrics is saying in a new policy statement it released online Aug. 25. "The research is clear that adolescents who get enough sleep have a reduced risk of being overweight or suffering depression, are less likely to be involved in automobile accidents and ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Lynchburg, VA

Deseret News

Lois M. Collins: School start times are designed for everything but the kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Teenagers, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Medical News

Intervention program to help parents manage children's behaviors after being diagnosed with autism

In a first of its kind clinical trial, Debra Zand, Ph.D., and her team at Saint Louis University, will run an intervention program to help parents address and manage their children's challenging behaviors immediately after being diagnosed with autism .


Related Topix: Saint Louis University, Parenting, Medicine, Health

The Brattleboro Reformer

Cornerstone, Just So Pediatrics merging

The services provided at Cornerstone Pediatrics in Bellows Falls will merge with those at Just So Pediatrics and operate out of the latter's building starting Nov. 1, according to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.


Related Topix: Medicine, Bellows Falls, VT, Brattleboro, VT


Pediatricians: More sleep for kids

"Particularly in adolescents and teens, you run into significant problems and changes with their circadian rhythm for sleep," Dr. Siobhan Kuhar, Medical Director of the Albany Regional Sleep Disorders Center, said.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Medicine

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Okaloosa school start times among earliest in nation

Local advocates of altering high school start times just got a national ally. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement this month recommending no middle or high school in the U.S. begin earlier than 8:30 a.m. to better align with the natural sleeping patterns of teenagers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Okaloosa County, FL, Santa Rosa County, FL, Walton County, FL, Baker, FL


Good Health: Pediatricians urge later school starts



Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Teenagers


Start school later for older kids, pediatricians urge

All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics .


Related Topix: Family, Medicine, Kids, Gay/Lesbian, Infectious Diseases, Health, Infertility, Teenagers

WLBT-TV Jackson

Today's parents less able to spot obesity in their kids

In fact, parents interviewed between 2005 and 2010 were 24 percent less likely to spot a weight problem in their child than parents interviewed between 1988 and 1994, the researchers said.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CBS Atlanta

E-cigarettes should be regulated like tobacco: American Heart Association

Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan.


Related Topix: Marketing, Family, Kids, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Smoking, Health


Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics .


Related Topix: Medicine, Dentistry

Norwalk Citizen News

Pediatricians' Rx for schools

In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, students Julian Lopez, second left, Ben Montalbano, second right and James Agostino, right, listen during their Advanced Placement Physics class at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington.


Related Topix: Medicine, Aberdeen, SD


Delay morning school start for teens: pediatricians

Middle and high schools should delay their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. to benefit the health and welfare of students, according to a new policy statement from a large organization of U.S. pediatricians.


Related Topix: Medicine, Education Etc., Adolescents and Pre-Teens

The Washington Post

Pediatricians prescribe later school start. "Let them sleep."

Starting the school day before 8:30 in the morning is bad for kids. It's bad for their physical health, their mental health and their academic performance.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Business News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

That's the message from the nation's largest pediatrician group, which, in a new policy statement, says delaying the start of high school and middle school classes to 8:30 a.m. or later is "an effective countermeasure to chronic sleep loss" and the "epidemic" of delayed, insufficient, and erratic sleep patterns among the nation's teens.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Sleep, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Teenagers, University of Minnesota