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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • ACL injuries: Screening push is no knee-jerk reaction

    ACL injuries: Screening push is no knee-jerk reaction
    One of the most common and painful injuries an athlete can suffer is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. Surgery is often necessary to repair the ACL, which stabilizes the knee, and recovery time can stretch to a year before an athlete is back in...
  • Oregon parents seek $36 million in water-birth lawsuit

    Oregon parents seek $36 million in water-birth lawsuit
    The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy have filed a $36 million malpractice lawsuit against an Oregon hospital system, alleging it botched a water birth. An amended complaint filed Wednesday in Portland also asks a judge to stop Legacy Health System...
  • Can I leave my two children home alone?

    Q: Last year we had numerous school cancellations because of the snow. It is hard for me to take off of work each time to stay home with my 9- and 11-year-olds, and I am considering leaving them at home by themselves. At what age do you think it is safe...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Appellate court won't halt circumcision for 4-year-old Palm Beach County boy

    Appellate court won't halt circumcision for 4-year-old Palm Beach County boy
    The Palm Beach County boy celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 31, and six days later a state appeals court cleared the way for his long-delayed circumcision. But the child's foreskin has yet to be surgically removed as his father wishes. The boy's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...