Checkup Newsroom (sleep)

2019
July
18,
2019
| 06:12 PM America/Chicago
Believe it or not, summer’s almost over and the new school year will begin before you know it. Are you ready? Or are you like a certain dad I know who usually waits until the last minute? Last year, this dad forgot: To book his child's ph...
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March
07,
2019
| 10:29 PM America/Chicago
Many of your kids will be losing an hour of sleep heading into Spring Break, so start planning now. That’s the advice of Hilary Pearson, M.D., medical director of the Sleep Laboratory at Cook Children’s. “Sunday is ‘spring forward,’ so we all l...
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2018
December
07,
2018
| 05:32 PM America/Chicago
Is your 6 month old sleeping through the night? Maybe not and that’s OK, at least for your baby. You, on the other hand, may need some rest. Let's start with your baby. Does their lack of sleep pose any risk to their health or development? A...
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August
21,
2018
| 08:58 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - Lisa Smith is warning others that napping in a car seat can turn fatal for small children.   ...
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August
10,
2018
| 06:37 PM America/Chicago
The adolescent years are a time of tremendous growth and change - both in body and mind. Children and adolescents are being diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders at an alarming rate for reasons which are complex and multifaceted. As always,...
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August
07,
2018
| 11:34 PM America/Chicago
How is it August already? Whether you’ve enjoyed your summer with the kids and you’re dreading the first day back or you’re counting down the days (hours), it’s time to start thinking about getting back into that back to school routine. One of ...
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February
22,
2018
| 10:21 PM America/Chicago
Commonly recommended ways to prevent constipation are to drink water, exercise, and eat fruits, vegetables and fiber-rich foods. Yet even when we use these techniques, our children still sometimes get constipated. Whether its contributing to stomach ...
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2017
August
22,
2017
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
For years, Americans have been told the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their backs, but a new study finds many parents aren’t following that advice. According to the study published this month in the journal Pediatrics, just half of mother...
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August
07,
2017
| 09:29 PM America/Chicago
My kids are currently out of town for their annual summertime week with my mother, and that leaves us parents with some time to relax, eat out, watch Game of Thrones, and – drumroll – strategize about our parenting strategies. Yes, I know, that la...
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June
05,
2017
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
A new study has found that babies sleep longer if they don’t sleep in the same bedroom as their parents. The research, published in the July 2017 of Pediatrics, found “that room-sharing with infants at ages 4 months and 9 months was associated with l...
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May
31,
2017
| 10:31 PM America/Chicago
Some kids have a hard time going to sleep. No matter what time you set bed time, even with the perfect routine, they toss and turn and get out of bed for hours. What is a family to do? ...
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April
25,
2017
| 09:11 PM America/Chicago
Want a simple way to decrease your children’s risk of ADHD, injuries, high blood pressure, obesity and depression? Make sure they get enough sleep. A new study, published in the Journal of Obesity, found that routines for preschool-aged childre...
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2016
December
20,
2016
| 06:11 PM America/Chicago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are great! But it’s also the busiest time of the year, and it’s hard to think about everything. We asked our experts for a few ideas to make sure your children are safe during your holiday travel...
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2015
August
19,
2015
| 06:16 PM America/Chicago
Long hours. Not having a chance to eat with the family. Pressure to excel. It’s a familiar pattern with many adults. Unfortunately, it’s also a troubling trend among today’s high school athletes. Cook Children’s pediatrician David H. Goff, M.D....
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2014
August
26,
2014
| 04:36 PM America/Chicago
The anger and subsequent anxiety I felt after hearing about “The Newborn Sleep Book” surprised me. I am not a “crunchy” pediatrician by any means. I have taught families to sleep. This is why the feeling I got in my stomach is unexpected.The book is ...
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