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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Waiting for the Children's Health Insurance Program

    WASHINGTON The federal-state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out of money on Sept. 30. Until recently, Congress showed little interest in paying for it. But last week, the House agreed on a bill that would continue the $13 billion...
  • Recess serves as an important break for students

    Recess serves as an important break for students
    Because she's only a second-grader at Elm School, one of nine schools in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181, Raveen Doshi hasn't had much experience participating in recess. But Raveen didn't need many words to explain why she enjoys...
  • Tips for diagnosing young children with autism

    Tips for diagnosing young children with autism
    Research shows that early intervention is beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder, but on average children aren't diagnosed until age 4 or 5. That's about two years later than is possible, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • Toddler tech: Is all that YouTube good for them?

    Toddler tech: Is all that YouTube good for them?
    Two-year-old Francisco Sanchez Jr. spends six hours a day mesmerized by a smartphone. He summons his favorite “Ninja Turtles” episodes with the touch of his tiny fingers. So long, Saturday morning cartoons. Welcome to the post-TV era of...
  • Parents, doctors confounded by new peanut allergy advice

    As a nurse, Amber Williams was well aware of the medical recommendations for starting her daughter on solid foods. She waited until Sienna turned 1 to give her milk, and was planning to wait until age 2 to introduce eggs and age 3 for peanuts. But when...
  • Pretty bottles of flavored liquid nicotine can prove fatal to kids

    Pretty bottles of flavored liquid nicotine can prove fatal to kids
    — Chocolate and dulce de leche. Cotton candy and gummy bear. Cherry and grape. Liquid nicotine comes in cool flavors that sound like candy, but it's a vaping cocktail that can kill if swallowed by a small child fascinated by the groovy packaging....
  • Break free from the screens and enjoy some real family interactions

    Five signs that it's time for winter to be over: 1. You've beaten your all-time record on Words with Friends. 2. There's nothing left on your binge watch list. 3. You've texted one of your children... while they are in another room. 4. Minecraft...
  • Help for Families: My older son takes his younger brother to parties

    Q: My two sons are five years apart in age and the older is 21. The 21-year-old takes his brother along with him on occasions, but recently he has been taking him to parties where there is drinking and I am worried about this, especially since my youngest...
  • Forget the pop

    I was happy to see the March 10 online article, “Burger King drops soft drinks from kids’ menu.” I predict it won’t be the last fast food chain to drop sugary drinks for kids. As a pediatrician, I encourage my patients —...
  • Judge orders West Boynton mom's arrest in circumcision case

    Judge orders West Boynton mom's arrest in circumcision case
    Despite the threat of being jailed Tuesday, a West Boynton mother hid with her 4-year-old son in a domestic violence shelter, the latest twist in a widely reported court fight to stop the boy's planned circumcision. But Palm Beach County Circuit Judge...
  • Sportscaster Dick Stockton honored at benefit

    Sportscaster Dick Stockton honored at benefit
    National sportscaster Dick Stockton and two medical students were honored at the fifth annual benefit Hearts & "Soles." Stockton narrated a podcast for the American Association of Caregiving Youth, Connie Siskowski, founder and president said at the...