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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines

    Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
  • Kids should play for play's sake

    Kids should play for play's sake
    Your article "Kids should be allowed to quit" (11/1) is an excellent reminder that parents need to be attuned to their children's enjoyment of the sports in which they participate. We also need to be in tune to the culture of youth sports today. To have...
  • Baltimore ranks sixth in nation in dog attacks on mail carriers

    Baltimore ranks sixth in nation in dog attacks on mail carriers
    When John Randolph walks his 3-mile mail route each workday, he stays on the lookout for one of the greatest threats confronting workers of the U.S. Postal Service: the family dog. Randolph, a 23-year veteran who delivers mail in Woodlawn, was bitten two...
  • Help for Families: Should I get my child electronics for Christmas?

    Help for Families: Should I get my child electronics for Christmas?
    Q: My children are making Christmas wish lists and most of what they want is electronic — tablets and games. I have concerns about how and when they are going to use them, but I think they serve a purpose. Should I buy them, and if I do, how can I...
  • Better oversight needed for agencies caring for severely disabled youth

    Better oversight needed for agencies caring for severely disabled youth
    As statewide leaders in advocating for the health and well-being of children involved with the child welfare system, members of the Coalition to Protect Maryland's Children (CPMC) were dismayed to hear about the death of Damaud Martin in a licensed...
  • Earlier school start times may be tied to teen driving accidents

    Earlier school start times may be tied to teen driving accidents
    Teens with earlier high school start times may get in more car accidents than those with later start times, according to a study comparing two counties in Virginia. The authors previously found a similar association in two other Virginia counties,...
  • Yale Study: $866 Million Spent Advertising Sugary Drinks Last Year

    Yale Study: $866 Million Spent Advertising Sugary Drinks Last Year
    Drink companies spent $866 million to advertise sugary drinks last year, with much of that marketing aimed squarely at children and teens, a Yale University research center says in a new report. "Despite promises by major beverage companies to be part...
  • 2015 Car Seat Trends

     
    Child-safety seats are always evolving as manufacturers look to create safer and easier-to-use car seats that meet changing federal standards. Related: Car Seat Checks This year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandated a weight limit...
  • Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group

    Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group
    With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control. But concerns about teething and toilet training quickly give way to discussions of...
  • 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...