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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Teach your kids the hazards of cyberbullying

    http://www.kidsdr.com While bullying has always been a problem encountered during childhood and adolescence, we all know it's on the rise. When a child is intentionally and repeatedly mean to another child, the cycle begins. Bullying occurs on the...
  • Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk

    The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it...
  • Howard ban on sugary drinks makes the healthy choice easier

    Your recent editorial on Howard County's ban on sugary beverages hit the mark ("A culture of healthy choices," Dec/ 13). On behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics Maryland Chapter and our nearly 900 members statewide, I want to support Howard...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
  • ATV injuries in kids are down. Do we thank a lousy economy?

    The numbers of kids 15 and under who got hurt riding all terrain vehicles (ATVs) went up 35% between 2001 and 2004 — but then fell 37% between 2004 and 2010, a team of researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...
  • Wrigley holds off on caffeinated gum as FDA reviews caffeine

    Less than a week after the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would investigate the safety of added caffeine in U.S. food and beverage products, Wrigley North America has decided to put its bid to market a caffeinated gum on hold out of...
  • Could giving newborns formula help with breast-feeding?

    Could giving newborns formula help with breast-feeding?
    One of the first warnings new mothers hear is that offering babies formula soon after birth can lead to problems with breast-feeding.  Sating infants' hunger with formula can prevent them from nursing vigorously, interfering with milk production;...
  • Planning a home birth? Here's some advice from pediatricians

    Planning a home birth? Here's some advice from pediatricians
    The nation’s pediatricians have some advice for expectant parents who are considering giving birth to their child at home: Don’t. Home birth is not very common in the United States – fewer than 1% of babies are born outside of a...
  • Doctors, researchers applaud Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings

    Doctors, researchers applaud Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings
    In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in U.S. vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry, health groups chimed in support of the rulings -- and gay marriage. American Psychological Assn. president Donald Bersoff said in a...
  • Many kids with suicide on the mind have guns in the home

    More than 17% of children considered to be at risk of committing suicide have guns in the home that could make a passing destructive impulse deadly, and between 15% and 30% of those adolescents told researchers they had access to those guns, to bullets,...
  • One in four injured youth owns a gun: study

    One in four injured youth owns a gun: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to one-quarter of teenagers and young adults treated for assault injuries in a Michigan emergency room reported owning or carrying a gun, according to a new study. Most of those weapons were obtained illegally,...