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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes

    Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes
    If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.  The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health...
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
  • Fatigue a way of life for many high schoolers

    Fatigue a way of life for many high schoolers
    On a typical school night, Nicole Bankowski averages about five hours of sleep. She is taking four AP classes, along with serving as editor of the school newspaper, treasurer of the student council and member of the show choir. "It's probably not the...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Parents need alternatives to corporal punishment [Letter]

    Parents need alternatives to corporal punishment [Letter]
    In his commentary ("What is and is not child abuse," Sept. 21), Leonard Pitts argues that "A parent must be loving, accessible, involved, but also an authority figure, the one who sets limits, and imposes real and painful consequences for kids who flout...
  • Protect your child with vaccinations

    Protect your child with vaccinations
    Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against dangerous infectious diseases. Thanks to immunizations, polio, diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) have almost disappeared in the United States, and each year vaccines save an...
  • Autism care coverage improves but costs are still a worry

    More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better TRICARE coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child's development and quality of life. But a Comprehensive Autism Care...
  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity
    Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...