Climate change means sicker kids, says a leading group of pediatricians.  

"Because of their growing minds and bodies, children are uniquely vulnerable to changes in their environment," said the American Academy of Pediatrics in a policy statement released Monday. 

Increasingly severe heat waves and other extreme weather events represent a major threat. The academy predicts that the rise in temperatures will lead to an increase in heart-related illness among children. The risk is particularly high for infants and teenagers playing sports. 

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