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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies

    Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It's a...
  • Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

    For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. Exposing infants like these to peanuts before...
  • What to know about new research on babies, peanut allergies

    Children at high risk of developing peanut allergies are far less likely to do so if they are given peanut-containing foods before they turn 1, finds a major study that is expected to quickly change dietary advice to many parents. Some things to know:...
  • Bill Would Require 'Safe Sleep' Instruction For New Parents

    The number one cause of infant and toddler death in Connecticut isn't child abuse, car accidents, choking, drowning or falling. It's unsafe sleeping conditions. "Not a month goes by when we don't review a tiny baby who died in a bed with a blanket,...
  • Pediatrician wouldn't care for baby with 2 moms

    DETROIT Sitting in the pediatrician's office with their 6-day-old daughter, the two moms couldn't wait to meet the doctor they had picked out months before. The Roseville, Mich., pediatrician one of many they had interviewed seemed the perfect fit: She...
  • Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

    Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children
    Kids, beware: A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children. Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffeine were 66 percent more...