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How to help your child get the sleep they need

Without enough quality sleep, children are more likely to have health and behavioral problems — and difficulty learning. Here are a few simple things you can do to help your child get the sleep they need.

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A green square with the words 45 age of first colon cancer screening and Stat of the Week; upper left has chart graphic, bottom right has Harvard Health Publishing logo

Stat of the Week

Most major health organizations agree that age 45 –– or earlier if individual risk is higher than average –– is the right time to have your first screening test for colon cancer. That’s because there’s been a marked rise in colon cancer cases and deaths in adults under age 50.

Which colon cancer screening test is right for you?
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