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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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,...
  • Almost every junior high school kid in America watches TV every day

    Almost every junior high school kid in America watches TV every day
    Junior high students are having trouble turning away from the television. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control found that watching TV is a daily habit for close to all middle school age students in America.  It's not surprising that most...
  • Keeping your infant healthy and cool during the summer months

    Keeping your infant healthy and cool during the summer months
    The summer months can be a time for lots of fun. Parents need to be aware, however, that potential dangers lurk, especially for infants who are more susceptible to the summer heat. Parents should take care to keep babies healthy and cool during the...
  • Car seat could be key evidence in case of Georgia toddler left in car

    ATLANTA Cooper Harris' size, and the car seat where he perished, could prove crucial to prosecutors who believe his father purposely left the toddler locked in his SUV to die. Justin Ross Harris asserts that he forgot that his son, obscured by a rear-...
  • Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds

    Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
  • We can't be gun-shy when it comes to our kids

    We can't be gun-shy when it comes to our kids
    As the mom of an infant and a toddler, I have been both dreading and dying to hear another parent ask me one question: "Do you have a gun in your house?"  It's a question Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Mass., told me she has wished every day for the...
  • It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy

    It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy
    America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week,...
  • At local hospital, First Lady Scott promotes importance of reading to babies

    At local hospital, First Lady Scott promotes importance of reading to babies
    First Lady Ann Scott came to Florida Hospital in Orlando Wednesday to emphasize the importance of reading to babies. Scott shared her baby journal “Love. Read. Learn!” with new parents. Her visit and the journal encourage parents to read...
  • Girls in sports need to worry about their knees, study finds

    Girls in sports need to worry about their knees, study finds
    Watch your knees, girls. A new study in Pediatrics, the journal for the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that anterior cruciate ligament injuries are on the rise, and girls are more likely to get this injury than their male friends. In the U.S....
  • Read to babies every day, pediatricians now say

    Read to babies every day, pediatricians now say
    Any experienced parent will tell you: You really can't expect your kids to start reading until long after they start talking. If your daughter or son can make out words at 4, jump for joy. And this parent, like many others, learned the hard way that it'...