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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Food Allergy Experts Clarify Recent LEAP Study

    Food Allergy Experts Clarify Recent LEAP Study
    The recent release of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study, conducted by researchers in the UK, has caused much talk and media coverage.  But, some experts are worried that the public is making incorrect assumptions about the results which could...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register (bit.ly/1Glrty5 ) reports that House lawmakers approved a bill that bans...
  • Study makes surprising link between TV time and childhood obesity

    Study makes surprising link between TV time and childhood obesity
    The ill effects of being a couch potato kick in fast for kindergartners, a new study suggests. Kindergarten children who watched television for more than one hour a day were 52% more likely to be overweight than their schoolmates who watched less TV,...
  • YMCA launches national Healthy Kids initiative

    YMCA launches national Healthy Kids initiative
    Pam Abbruzzese limits the amount of candy and other sweets in her home. She wants her two young daughters to make healthy choices and spend their summer taking dance classes, riding their bikes and swinging golf clubs. And when it comes to meal time,...
  • Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about their gun habits?

    Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about their gun habits?
    Physicians acknowledge that they ask their patients questions that, in any other context, would be considered nosy and meddlesome. They expect to get some pushback. But when physicians in Florida ask whether a patient -- or a young patient's parent --...
  • Ala. medicinal marijuana bill barely passes Senate committee

    A Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill to allow medicinal marijuana in Alabama— a sweet victory for advocates of pot as medicine but one that could be short-lived. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-3 vote to approve the bill....