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  • Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

    Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
  • Want an America that works? Innovate, don't regulate.

    Want an America that works? Innovate, don't regulate.
    Down with stakeholders. The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out against affordable healthcare for kids. Retail medical clinics — at drugstores, Wal-Marts, etc. — are cropping up across the nation, thanks in part to the expected...
  • Read to babies every day, pediatricians now say

    Read to babies every day, pediatricians now say
    Any experienced parent will tell you: You really can't expect your kids to start reading until long after they start talking. If your daughter or son can make out words at 4, jump for joy. And this parent, like many others, learned the hard way that it'...
  • We can't be gun-shy when it comes to our kids

    We can't be gun-shy when it comes to our kids
    As the mom of an infant and a toddler, I have been both dreading and dying to hear another parent ask me one question: "Do you have a gun in your house?"  It's a question Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Mass., told me she has wished every day for the...
  • The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

    "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...
  • Want an America that works? Innovate, don't regulate

    Down with stakeholders. The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out against affordable health care for kids. Retail medical clinics -- at drugstores, Walmarts, etc. -- are cropping up across the nation, thanks in part to the expected longer waiting...
  • Legalizing pot would likely harm children [Letter]

    Legalizing pot would likely harm children [Letter]
    Dan Rodricks in his column, "Pot fears expose fears about societal health" (Feb. 27), starts to address some of the potential ramifications of legalizing marijuana in Maryland. He posits that most people "acknowledge the possibility that it could lead...
  • I lost my daughter to energy drinks [Letter]

    I lost my daughter to energy drinks [Letter]
    I'd like to address some of Michelle Minton's comments directed at the bills aimed to ban energy drinks to minors ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 27). First of all, to say that these bills are "knee jerk legislation based on anecdotal evidence and...
  • Letters: Not welcome at the 'medical home'

    Re "Innovate, don't regulate," Opinion, Feb. 25 Much as I often disagree with Jonah Goldberg, as an emergency medicine physician, I have to say he's right to repudiate the American Academy of Pediatrics' defense of the "medical home." There was a time...
  • White mothers drive continued increase in U.S. home births, CDC says

    White mothers drive continued increase in U.S. home births, CDC says
    American women – especially white women – are increasingly choosing to have their babies at home instead of in a hospital, new government data show. One out of every 49 babies born to non-Latino white mothers in 2012 came into the world...
  • Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?

    Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?
    Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren? That’s how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney --...