Martha Jefferson HealthWise--August 22nd

The increasing pressure to succeed and the stress that come with it is discussed by Doctor Gretchen Wasserstrom, a Pediatrician with Martha Jefferson Hospital. She explains that she is seeing stress show up in younger and younger patients that come into her office. According to data from the U.S. Census, the Charlottesville/Albemarle area has about 43% of adults with a bachelors degree or higher level of education. In the seven county area surrounding Albemarle, that number drops to 17% of adults. Obviously that translates into a higher level of learning for students in the area. The expectations are greater and the level of success is expected. Parents should be aware of worry, sleep issues, headaches, crying issues and stomach aches in their children.

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