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  • Four people with measles traveled through Florida in last 2 weeks

    Four people with measles traveled through Florida in last 2 weeks
    Four people with confirmed measles cases traveled through Florida in the last two weeks, though there are still no confirmed cases in the state, Department of Health officials said in a statement. Two of the travelers were international, officials said....
  • No measles cases reported in Virginia

     No measles cases reported in Virginia
    The measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland theme park in California has spread to 14 states and Mexico since December, but has not shown up in Virginia, according to a state health official. Still, "It's very important for people to be up to date...
  • Amid measles outbreak, some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views

    Amid measles outbreak, some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views
    With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. "Parents who choose not to give measles...
  • Study: Nearly 75 percent of parents face car seats the wrong way

    Study: Nearly 75 percent of parents face car seats the wrong way
    Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats around too early in a child's life, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.  The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for child passenger safety in March 2011,...
  • The best apps, shows, movies for toddlers

    The best apps, shows, movies for toddlers
    Most parents applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice against screen time for tots through age 2 — and a limit of one or two hours throughout childhood. But then their toddler has to sit through a sibling's swim practice or buckle up for...
  • New Florida law requires booster seats until age 6

    New Florida law requires booster seats until age 6
    Florida parents must secure their children in car safety seats for two years longer – through age 5 – under a new law that started Jan. 1 to reduce injuries in auto accidents. The old law required parents to restrain their kids in car...
  • Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning

    Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning
    An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.  “A family vacation to an...
  • Judge finds widespread problems in Florida Medicaid for kids program

    After nearly a decade of legal battling, a federal judge this week found widespread problems in the way Florida's Medicaid program has provided health care to children. Judge Adalberto Jordan said Florida's history of low reimbursement payments to...
  • Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group

    Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group
    With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control. But concerns about teething and toilet training quickly give way to discussions of...
  • 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...
  • 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...