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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors

    Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians and child abuse agencies should step in when parents' religious beliefs keep kids from getting necessary medical care, doctors said Monday. In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...
  • Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink

    Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink
    Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate. The American Academy of Pediatrics advised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says

    Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says
    Both the American Medical Assn. and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise doctors to talk to their teenage patients about sex, but discussions about sexual feelings and health occurred in only 65% of the checkups analyzed in a new study. Even when...
  • Small study says raw milk no help for lactose intolerance

    A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption. The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ban the booth [Editorial]

    Ban the booth  [Editorial]
    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites. Given...
  • 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 --...