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  • Bye-Bye booster: When to move kids from booster seats to seat belts only

    Bye-Bye booster: When to move kids from booster seats to seat belts only
    I was on the road recently when I spied a couple that appeared to be coming home from the hospital with their new baby. The dad was driving; the mom was in the backseat sitting next the center-positioned infant-safety seat. How did I know they were...
  • New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests

    New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests
    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 ages 9-11 get a lipid screen, which calculates total...
  • 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'...
  • It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy

    It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy
    America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week,...
  • Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds

    Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
  • 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...