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Kids and Sleep

Posted on 12/7/2011

You know that a good night’s sleep is important to promoting proper concentration and energy levels—but did you know that not getting enough sleep may actually lead to certain health concerns?

In this video, the American Heart Association takes a closer look at how sleep deprivation affects children. Studies show that sleep-deprived children are at a greater risk for obesity, type II diabetes, and high blood pressure. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that preschoolers get between 11 and 13 hours of sleep a night, while elementary school children get between 10 and 12 hours. With adequate sleep, your child will be better prepared for the day and healthier in the future.

Find out if your child is at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure by visiting Sunrise Children's Hospital at (702) 731-5437.  Our pediatricians can advise you and your family in preventative measures to avoid future health issues.

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Posted on 12/1/2011

Online Medical Resources

How can you prevent sudden infant death syndrome in your baby? Why is early and continued prenatal care so important? If you are interested in more information on sudden infant death syndrome, pediatric oncology services, or how to maintain the long-term health of your child, then check out these great resources:

  • Learn more about congenital heart defects with this overview from the American Heart Association.
  • Visit this health link from Sunrise Children’s Hospital for tips on how to maintain your child’s health.
  • This article from provides statistics regarding the mortality rate and prevalence of SIDS-related incidents.
  • Is your child at risk for SIDS? Find out with this article from Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s health content pages.
  • Learn more about the most common birth defects with this overview from
  • Find out if you’re lifestyle factors are putting your baby at risk for premature birth with this health content article from Sunrise Children's Hospital.
  • What makes gestational diabetes different than type I or type II diabetes? Find out with this overview at
  • Check out this article from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for more information on high-risk pregnancies.
  • Learn how to recognize the signs of anemia in your child with this overview from
  • This article from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute discusses the hematology disorder known as hemophilia.

For more information about Sunrise Children's Hospital and our services, visit our website or give us a call at (702) 731-5437 today!

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