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learning

Illiteracy—a dementia risk?

The ability to read and write allows people to engage in 'cognitively enriching' activities that exercise the brain.

1 in 3 kids are sleep-deprived

Children ages 6 to 12 should be getting at least nine hours of sleep each night—but 12 would be better.

New guidelines on ADHD

Criteria raises the minimum age for onset of symptoms to age 12 and encourages doctors to rule out other causes of the behavior.

Want smart kids? Give ’em sports

An hour of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day releases a protein beneficial to the development of young minds.

Smart money’s on the symphony

Study: Children who hone their musical skills will often show bigger gains in other areas of academics.

Old-fashioned toys are a win for kids

While a digital gadget might help children learn a limited skill, it's not ideal.

Rise of the techie toddler

You might be tempted to give your little one unfettered access to electronics—but pediatricians say that would be a mistake.

Tiny bellies, big battles

Your kids love to load up on sugar. Some simple approaches can help put food in its proper place.

¿Habla español? Parlez-vous francais?

Why it's great to learn a second language.

Positive attitude adds up to better math grades

Study suggests new ways to help students who are struggling at school.

Teaching an old brain new tricks

Explore these do's and don'ts for optimal brain health.

Patient Story

That first-day feeling

Children's hospital program lets kids experience the excitement of heading back to school.

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