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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • IUDs Over Condoms?

    This advice by the American Academy of Pediatrics -- to encourage teenaged girls to use "long-acting reversible contraceptives" -- makes me nervous. I get the fact that IUDs allow young women (and their parents) to not worry about unplanned pregnancies,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • More must be done to address aftermath of city violence, advocates say

    More must be done to address aftermath of city violence, advocates say
    More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say. The Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME...
  • Couch potato cure keeps kids active, engaged during the winter

    Source: The Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com When it's dark long before dinnertime and temperatures are finger- and toe-numbing outside, the urge to hibernate hits. Although winter can be tricky, there are many ways to keep your children active...
  • Ask Mr. Dad: The write stuff can make literacy take off

    Dear Mr. Dad: I've been reading your columns for quite a few years, and you frequently talk about how important it is to read to children. With all the emphasis on literacy, I think we're forgetting about writing. When I was in school, we had classes in...
  • Dealing with childhood violence

    Dealing with childhood violence
    Thank you for Andrea McDaniels' brilliant article on the impact of violence on children ("Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence," Dec. 14). Pediatricians are so concerned about this issue — called Adverse Childhood...
  • Parents should be careful with children's medication dosages

    Parents should be careful with children's medication dosages
    That teaspoon of acetaminophen parents give their children when they have a fever may not be a teaspoon at all. Studies show parents who use utensils from the kitchen drawer may inadvertently give their child too little or too much of all kinds of...