• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio

August 13, 2015

colorful pencil crayons on a white background spelling back to schoolThe end of summer is fast approaching ... and millions of youngsters across the country are getting ready to return to the classroom. On this back-to-school edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, children's sleep specialist Dr. Suresh Kotagal outlines how much sleep children need to be fully engaged in class. Also on the program, pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Robert Jacobson provides an update on vaccines. Sports medicine specialist Dr. David Soma talks about preparing for school sports. And psychiatrist Dr. Paul Croarkin has tips for parents on what to watch for when a child seems anxious or depressed.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: It's better for a youngster to focus on a single school sport, rather than sample several activities.

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