Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System as part of its second annual symposium focused on pediatric surgical innovation.
Judith Owens, MD, MPH, director of sleep medicine and a pediatrician, talks about how the change in high school start times by Fairfax County Schools will impact teens. Dr. Owens also talks about her work studying caffeine consumption by children and teens, and how the rise of energy drinks has affected kids.
Daniel Lewin, PhD, associate director of sleep medicine, talks about how the shift from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time can affect kids' sleep. Dr. Lewin recommends a gradual bedtime shift for kids in the days leading up to the time change to help them adjust.