5280 – Jessica Larusso
Between January and April 2021, Children’s Hospital Colorado’s pediatric emergency department saw a 72 percent increase in behavioral health visits compared to the same period in 2019. Meanwhile, twice as many patients at Children’s Pediatric Mental Health Institute reported increased anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation and social disconnectedness. Eighty-seven Colorado kids ages 10 to 18 died by suicide in 2020.
Read More: https://www.5280.com/2021/12/how-to-raise-a-more-resilient-kid/
The Deseret News – Lois M. Collins
Jan. 1 of any year kicks off the start of the Great Resolution: I’ll lose/gain weight. I’ll work more/less. I’ll prioritize finance/romance/exercise. And history says that’s typically followed shortly by massive resignation as people flub up once or twice and then give up their goals for the new year and settle back into old patterns.
Read More: https://www.deseret.com/2021/12/30/22859095/want-your-kids-to-have-a-great-2022-help-them-make-new-years-resolutions
Medical X-Press – Laurel Kelly
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.
Read More: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-12-children-good-hand-washing-habits.html
Romper – Katie McPherson
The first time your baby wakes up with a stuffy nose is scary for every new parent. You want nothing more than to be able to blow their nose for them, give them a medicine that will open up their sinuses, or just absorb the sick from them and take it on yourself. Or, at the very least, to help them stop crying so their congestion won’t get any worse.
Read More: https://www.romper.com/parenting/when-to-worry-baby-congestion
Medical X-Press – Taylor Stahl
Sleep is vital for all people but is particularly important for teenagers as their bodies undergo significant development during their formative years. Unfortunately, most teens aren’t getting enough sleep. Data from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that 73% of high school students are getting less than the recommended eight to ten hours of sleep each night.
Read More: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-12-teens-consume-extra-pounds-sugar.html