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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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Teal Pumpkin Project takes the fright out of Halloween for allergic kids

    Teal Pumpkin Project takes the fright out of Halloween for allergic kids
    If there's anything more frightening than ghosts and goblins on Halloween, it's a child who has to be rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction. That's why some Central Florida parents plan to participate this year in the Teal Pumpkin...
  • Medicaid ADHD treatment under scrutiny

    ATLANTA � Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects one in seven school-age children in the U.S., and from 2003 to 2011 the number of children diagnosed with the condition rose by more than 40 percent. Doctors have considerable...
  • Sleeping on sofas increases infant deaths

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A large portion of sleep-related deaths occur when infants are placed on sofas, according to a new study that also found certain behaviors are linked to those deaths. About one in eight sudden and sleep-related deaths among...
  • Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol

    Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol
    Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your...
  • Apodaca: Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy minds and bodies

    When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need: sleep. He was taking four advanced placement classes, played sports, and was co-captain of his school's mock trial team, a...