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Opinion: Kids' heart rates are rising as the pandemic drags on

1 month ago   |   By STAT

In mid-March, schools across the country shut down. My 7-year-old son took it well; life went on. We spent some time early in the pandemic hiking, playing soccer, and even skiing a bit in Vermont, where we live.
As weeks of isolating ourselves turned into months, new behaviors emerged in him. The first one had to do with sleep. By May, he wanted me or my wife to lie next to him to fall asleep. If he woke up in the middle of the night, he would come get someone to sleep with him.
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