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Medicine: Children / Sleep #889098

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York City: Nancy Snyderman) The problem of children and teenagers not getting enough sleep examined; studies cited on the detrimental effects. [High school student “KIMBERLY” – says she’s often sluggish and irritable.] [Pediatric sleep expert Dr. Judith OWENS‡– says the average 12th-grader gets about 2 hours less sleep than they need; lists problems sleep deprivation can cause.] [High school principal Dr. Kathy SMITH†- explains her students’ more flexible schedules.]

Williams, Brian;
Snyderman, Nancy

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