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The health care team at the 20 JPS School-Based Health Centers want you and your family to be healthy! They share health tips with their patients and families when they come to the clinics. This month the topic is the importance of getting enough sleep.

Some tips to keep in mind:
  1. Sleep at least 8 hours each night.
  2. Some kids may need 10 hours of sleep each night.
  3. If you feel rested and full of energy when you wake up, then that is the right amount of sleep for you.
  4. Keep TVs and phones off for a restful sleep.


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Men's Health
Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say...
SOURCE: American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, news release, Jan. 3, 2017

TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2017 -- Trying to remove your earwax can lead to ear damage, doctors warn.

The body produces earwax (or "cerumen") to clean and protect ears. The wax collects dirt, dust and other matter, preventing them from getting farther into the ear, according to an updated clinical ...

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Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men...
SOURCES: Andrew Chan, M.D., M.P.H., program director, gastroenterology training program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Lona Sandon, Ph.D., R.D.N., assistant professor, clinical nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; Jan. 9, 2017, Gut, online

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests.

The disorder, called diverticulitis, causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. And it can lead to complications such as tears...

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Men: Here Are Ways to Healthier, Younger-Looking Skin...
SOURCE: American Academy of Dermatology, news release

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 -- Many men don't think about skin care but they should, a dermatologist says.

The first step is to understand your skin type, according to Dr. Anthony Rossi.

Sensitive skin may sting or burn after product use. Normal skin is clear and not sensitive. D...

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