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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Tips to Tackle 'Back to School' Anxiety

    Tips to Tackle 'Back to School' Anxiety
    New sneakers, freshly sharpened pencils and lunch money. It's not here yet...but, it's coming. The first day of school. This important yearly event is no doubt exciting yet it can also cause extreme nerves in some kids.  Parents can start prepping...
  • Brushing Babies Teeth

    Brushing Babies Teeth
    I know you're SUPPOSED to brush twice a day, floss and visit the dentist every 6 months, but I think this new recommendation seems like a bit much. According to this article, The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending all children,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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. The study asserts that 98% of 12 to 15 year olds watch television daily, many exceeding the 2 hour a day time limit recommended by...
  • Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream

    Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream
    With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful. Despite the push for legalization,...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Florida strengthens child booster-seat law

    Florida strengthens child booster-seat law
    A seat belt for grown-ups was uncomfortable for 5-year-old Erick Santiago, so he kept trying to take it off, his father said. At 4 feet tall and 72 pounds, Erick, who lives in Poinciana, was too big for a child-safety seat but too small to sit in a...
  • Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning

    Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning
    An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.  “A family vacation to an...
  • New Florida law requires booster seats until age 6

    New Florida law requires booster seats until age 6
    Florida parents must secure their children in car safety seats for two years longer – through age 5 – under a new law that started Jan. 1 to reduce injuries in auto accidents. The old law required parents to restrain their kids in car...
  • The best apps, shows, movies for toddlers

    The best apps, shows, movies for toddlers
    Most parents applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice against screen time for tots through age 2 — and a limit of one or two hours throughout childhood. But then their toddler has to sit through a sibling's swim practice or buckle up for...