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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,...

    Courts hear parents battle over circumcision

    Courts hear parents battle over circumcision
    The boy's fourth birthday is coming up and his mother and father are fighting over a tiny piece of him — his foreskin. Dad wants his son circumcised; mom doesn't. So now a state appellate court may have to decide. This unusual dispute doesn't...

    When should I wean my daughter off her pacifier?

    Q: When is a child too old for a pacifier? My daughter who is 2, still uses one and cries when I take it away. If she is too old, how to I get her to stop? A: Two is not too old for a pacifier but you should be starting to think about weaning her off,...