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I read with interest the recent blog post on The Doctor’s Tablet by Dr. Iris Lesser on using medication to treat ADHD. I appreciate my colleague’s concern about a backlash to overuse of these drugs. I felt compelled, however, to write about a factor in ADHD treatment in children that is often overlooked. That factor Read more

Most parents know that their children tend to be irritable when overtired, but one of Einstein’s fellows in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Rebecca Scharf, M.D., wondered whether children who sleep less have worse behavior in general. Before we conducted a study published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, which I Read more

Many people suffer routinely from chronic sleep problems, attributing them to stress, children, pets or a snoring bed partner. A poor night’s sleep leaves you feeling miserable. You’re tired, irritable and not so sharp when working the next day. However, there can be many more serious consequences from a rough night of sleep than just Read more

I’ve been a night owl since college, and that sleep pattern continued into my medical school years. My most productive study times were between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. I would routinely miss early morning classes, knowing that transcripts were available. Pulling an all-nighter to cram for exams was not beneath me, either. Those habits Read more

If you’re like us, the holidays are time for reflection, joy, togetherness and well, a bit of stress. Some of that stress comes from waiting. Waiting for holiday guests, waiting to get to your destination, waiting for dinner and waiting to get home. To help you cope with that wait, we put together excerpts from Read more

Her concern was palpable as she spoke about her son. Almost in middle school, the boy had learning and attention difficulties. As someone with a healthcare background, she knew enough to alert her son’s pediatrician to the child’s lifelong snoring but was told “not to worry.” That’s when she contacted me. Should she get a Read more