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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Nursing mother is what the hype doctor ordered

    When I first saw the new Time magazine cover of a nearly 4-year-old boy nursing on his mother's exposed breast, I must admit it made me nostalgic: For a time when they wrapped magazines in brown paper. I'm no mothering expert, but I do believe, as a...
  • Panel recommends revised cancer warning on consent form for indoor tanning

    Panel recommends revised cancer warning on consent form for indoor tanning
    An advisory panel recommended Friday that the state Health Department revise language on its parental consent form for indoor tanning to specify that the practice can cause skin cancer. The recommendation by the Maryland State Council on Cancer...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Guest Column: Making sure that infants sleep safely

    It's a parent's worst nightmare to lose a child. But every five days in Los Angeles County a baby suffocates while sleeping, making bed-sharing and unsafe sleep environments the leading preventable cause of infant death in the county. According to...
  • Teen advocacy groups ask FTC to block Facebook privacy changes

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A coalition of more than 20 public health, youth and consumer groups that advocate for the health and welfare of teens are raising concerns about the potential negative effects of proposed changes to Facebook's privacy policy and are...
  • When should nighttime bedwetting stop?

    When should nighttime bedwetting stop?
    Q: My son turned 4 in December. He was daytime potty-trained at 2 ½ but is still wearing a diaper at night. I’ve tried cutting out milk/liquids by 6 p.m. (he goes to bed between 7 and 7:45), and I have him pee right before bed. Is he going to be...
  • Heatstroke-related child deaths on track to match worst year on record, officials say

    Heatstroke-related child deaths on track to match worst year on record, officials say
    When two women walked past a silver sedan Tuesday and saw a toddler locked inside, they jumped into action and called 911. Deputies and fire-rescue officials rushed to the scene with sirens blaring. As one smashed the driver's-side window to retrieve...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...
  • Packing the kids for camp

    Packing the kids for camp
    Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors As long as you have no reason to worry that she is trying to take along contraband, this is a great idea. It shows she is maturing, and if she forgets something, it is a wonderful learning experience....
  • EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban

    EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban
    As the Obama administration launches a broad investigation of flame retardants used in furniture and other household goods, the nation's top environmental regulators are running into the limitations of a federal law that makes it practically impossible to...