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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Be sure to pack these Spring Break essentials

    Winter is fast receding and for many young people, Spring Break is here! I only wish I still had Spring Break to look forward to, but with my kids "almost" grown, it's no longer on my agenda. For those of you lucky enough to be traveling to warm climes,...
  • Kids, media and obesity: Too much 'screen time' can harm your child's health

    http://www.kidsdr.com A recent study released in Pediatrics looks at mounting research showing that a child's media use may be linked to their body weight, not only due to the fact that they don't get as much exercise if they're watching TV and using...
  • You can lower your baby's risk for SIDS

    http://www.kidsdr.com Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is every parent's worst nightmare. From the time a family has a baby until that child is a year old, SIDS is a concern. Most new parents today know about the Back to Sleep campaign (BTS), which...
  • New guidelines issued on ear infections

    http://www.kidsdr.com The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media (AOM), which is 'doctor speak' for an ear infection. An ear infection is one of the most common maladies of...
  • Avoid spring sports injuries through careful training

    http://www.kidsdr.com With the arrival of spring comes a new season of baseball, softball, track and field. This also means that kids need to be prepared to play. Professional ballplayers spend 4-6 weeks in spring training preparing for the season,...
  • Good dental hygiene should begin early

    http://www.kidsdr.com Many patients ask me when their child should begin seeing a dentist. The answer is not always clear. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child see the dentist by 1 year of age, while the American Academy of...
  • Hartford Board Too Hasty On Charter School

    The Hartford Board of Education's recent vote to expand a charter outfit with a troubling disciplinary and enrollment record was ill-advised and premature. Shame on the majority who failed to hold Achievement First accountable for well-documented problems...
  • Bed-sharing increasing among minority families

    Bed-sharing increasing among minority families
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More parents are putting their babies to sleep next to them in bed, a new study suggests. Researchers found that over the past 20 years, bed-sharing has become more common, especially among black and Hispanic families. The...
  • More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy

    More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy
    LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice. But something bigger bugged...
  • Kids of gay and lesbian parents lag on insurance

    Kids of gay and lesbian parents lag on insurance
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study. But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...
  • We can't fund government piecemeal

     We can't fund government piecemeal
    The House has proposed funding some individual government agencies and programs as a stopgap measure. The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking Congress to reopen the full government. As a pediatrician, if I see a kid coming in with a sore throat and...