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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • New CDC Report Says Kids Get Too Much Screen Time

    New CDC Report Says Kids Get Too Much Screen Time
    A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests kids are getting way too much screen time.
  • Tick Check

    Tick Check
    It's become a part of our daily routine. Tick checks.  "Children 5-13 years old are particularily at risk for tick bites and lyme disease because playing outside has been identified as a high-risk activity", says Dr. Kirby Stafford III, Chief...

    AAP to Parents: Don't Take Kids to Retail Clinics

    AAP to Parents: Don't Take Kids to Retail Clinics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents to stop taking kids to retail-based health clinics, located in grocery stores and pharmacies, sometimes a cost-effective, quick choice for busy moms and dads trying to deal with kids' common ailments,...

    OB group's advisory against water births sparks backlash

    Belinda Haschke-Green did not plan to give birth in the water. She thought she would use the tub at a birth center in O'Fallon, Mo., whenever she needed comfort during her labor. After about 13 hours of contractions, she couldn't handle the pain. She...

    Swimming lessons alone will not prevent drowning

    Especially in summer, childhood drowning is an ever-present concern. Between 2000 and 2005, 6,900 U.S. children died from non-boating accidental drowning. The rate of drowning was almost four times higher for children one to two years old, and twice as...