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Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

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Adorable little child girl sleeping in the bed. Quiet sleep quieDid you know inadequate sleep has been linked to increased risk of accidents, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and depression?  With school in full swing, make sure your children are getting the recommended amount of sleep.  The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend the following for optimal health:

Protect Your Child from Heat-Related Illnesses

Protect Your Child from Heat-Related Illnesses

Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), it…