Need care during the outbreak? Learn how DHPV can help

Need care during the outbreak? Learn how DHPV can help

Increase in US school districts supporting later start times

High school students may soon be getting some much-needed rest.  According to a recent Associate Press (12/17, Blankinship) report, more school districts around the country are beginning to heed the advice of experts and adopt later start times.  The Seattle School Board has approved a start time of 8:45 a.m. beginning the next school year for all high school students, adding to 70 other districts across the U.S. who have made similar adjustments in recent years.

The move is in response to mounting evidence that teens aren’t simply lazy, but that their bodies suffer from something known as “phase delay.”  Teenagers inherently have difficulty going to sleep early, which makes them need to sleep longer in the morning and feel fatigued early in the day.  While scientists don’t know the specific reason for this, hormone changes are a strong suspicion.  In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement that recommends a delay of the start of classes to 8:30 a.m. or later.    There are other supporting statements from advocacy groups as well as the National Sleep Foundation.

According to an article in Time (05/11, Sifferlin), those schools that have made start time adjustments have seen promising results.  Schools report noticeable reductions in tardiness, as well as more alert and engaged students earlier in the day.  One study showed that schools with an 8:35 a.m. or later start date produced better academic performance in core subject areas as well as higher scores on national achievement tests.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’off’]http://www.drhousecallsofpv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/sjlphoto1sm.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]

Steven J. Lipsky MD, FACEP has been a Board Certified Emergency Physician in Arizona for the last 37 years, and a resident of the Town of Paradise Valley for the last 37 years. Steve Lipsky on Google Plus[/author_info] [/author]

Dr. Steven Lipsky

Steven J. Lipsky MD, FACEP has been a Board Certified Emergency Physician in Arizona for the last 41 years, and a resident of the Town of Paradise Valley for the last 40 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine and did post-graduate training in Family Practice at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix before going into the full-time practice of Emergency Medicine in 1975. Dr. Lipsky has worked in every type of Emergency Department in Arizona – from inner city and rural, small volume and large, public and private hospitals, teaching and nonteaching hospitals. He has taught at the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine – Division of Clinical Education, as well as in Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona. He has received the highest number of patient satisfaction letters in his group at multiple facilities and has been recognized at Paradise Valley Hospital for his outstanding performance. A past president of the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians (representing over 800 Emergency Physicians in our state) along with many other positions in the organization, Dr. Lipsky was also one of six Councillors representing Arizona to the National Council of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Lipsky built, owned, and was the Medical Director for the first 24hr free-standing Emergicenter and Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service in Jamaica. In conjunction with USAID, Cornell Medical Center’s School of Public Health, the Ministry of Health and Environmental Control of Jamaica, and the U.S. Peace Corps, he participated in a successful program to stem infant mortality in rural areas.

Call For Care Now

Speak directly with one of our highly trained Board Certified Emergency Physicians.


REQUEST CARE

10AM-9PM
480-948-0102



AFTER HOURS

480-493-5100



Follow Us

Check us out on our social media.



Copyright Dr. Housecalls of Paradise Valley 2020 All rights reserved.