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Sticking With Resolutions Is All About Preparation
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | January 27, 2014 | David L. Katz
Relevant research and conventional wisdom alike suggest that, despite their irresistible perennial tug on our collective conscience, New Year's resolutions generally have about the staying power of Champagne bubbles. In contrast, the science of sustainable behavior change tips convincingly toward "don't go until ready."

Minorities and Poor More Likely to Suffer from Restless Sleep and Chronic Diseases
HBNS STORY | December 17, 2013
The poor and minorities tend to suffer from poor sleep and chronic disease more often, but sleep does not appear to be a root cause of disease disparity, finds a new study in Ethnicity & Disease.

Teens with Late Bedtimes Have Lower Grades
HBNS STORY | November 10, 2013
Late bedtimes during the school year, especially in younger teens, predicted a lower cumulative grade point average and more emotional distress by college age, finds a new article in Journal of Adolescent Health.

Bedwetting Treatments Offer Help
HBNS STORY | August 20, 2013
Simple treatments for bed-wetting are better than nothing at all, but aren’t as effective as more advanced alarm therapy or drug therapy, according to a new meta-analysis in The Cochrane Library.

Improving Your Health Behaviors
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Promote Your Health
Want to change something about your health behavior? Here's some advice.

Handling Treatment Side Effects
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Participate in Your Treatment
Sometimes treatment can produce troubling side effects. Here’s how to recognize them and what to do if you have them.

Family Matters When It Comes to a Good Night’s Sleep
HBNS STORY | May 31, 2012
Sound, restful sleep may be just a dream for millions of Americans with strained family relationships, according to a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Daily Exercise, Minimized Computer Time for Optimal Sleep in Teens
HBNS STORY | November 8, 2011
Daily exercise improves a teenager’s chances of a good night’s sleep, while excess computer time has the opposite effect, according to a new study.

Most High School Students Are Sleep Deprived
HBNS STORY | January 5, 2010
Only about 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school night, a large new study online in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds.