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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Mayo: Boy's circumcision case not so clear-cut

    Mayo: Boy's circumcision case not so clear-cut
    At first, the court battle over a 4-year-old boy's circumcision seemed clear-cut to me. His father has acted reasonably, and his mother has gone to great and law-defying lengths to stop a procedure that's performed on 56 percent of newborn males in...
  • Sun safety for infants

    Sun safety for infants
    Debbie Spivey, a Perry Hall mother of four, is used to being teased about her sunscreen devotion. One of her daughters looked ghostly in a photo on Facebook, and relatives and friends chimed in, "Debbie must've put on the sunscreen," she says. "Maybe...
  • Most dog and cat bites can be avoided!

    Each year, more than 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites. At least half of them are children, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. While that sounds like a lot of people, it's small when you consider that there...
  • Federal judge hears bid to block circumcision

    Federal judge hears bid to block circumcision
    A federal judge will get 10 days advance notice before a 4 1/2-year-old boy at the center of a circumcision battle is set to have the procedure, the father's attorney promised Monday. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra — hearing an emergency...
  • Manatee County weighs earlier start for high schoolers

    Some Florida teens may be in for an earlier wake-up call. Manatee County's school board is set to debate starting high school start times 15 minutes earlier in a Tuesday meeting. Under the proposal, classes would begin at 7:30 a.m. to accommodate a...
  • State Senate OKs bill ending waiver from vaccine mandate

    State Senate OKs bill ending waiver from vaccine mandate
    The state Senate on Thursday passed a controversial bill that would require many more California children to be vaccinated. The measure, which must still go through the Assembly, would eliminate parents’ ability to opt out of state immunization...
  • Bill advances, requires new parents get infant sleep info

    A bill that would require Connecticut hospitals to provide parents of newborns with information about safe sleep practices has cleared the state Senate. The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday, sending it to the House of Representatives for...
  • Legislators Back Safe Sleep For Babies

    Legislators Back Safe Sleep For Babies
    HARTFORD — The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that requires hospitals to educate parents and guardians of newborns on safe-sleep practices. "We all know that … dealing with newborns, especially the first child, can be a...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Warm ups, more practice help curb sports injuries

    The spring sports season heralds the arrival of baseball, softball, track and field. This also means kids need to be prepared to play. Professional ball players spend 4-6 weeks in spring training, preparing for the season, but for many kids practice...
  • New bill would require Ohio children to wear bike helmets

    A state lawmaker wants to increase the use of bicycle helmets with a proposal that would require children 16 or younger to wear a helmet while riding their bikes. State Sen. Shannon Jones, a Springboro Republican, introduced the bill this past week. It's...
  • What local governments can do to improve our health

    What local governments can do to improve our health
    As doctors, we are often asked, "What is one simple thing I can do to improve my health?" Depending on the person, we may counsel our patients to lose a few pounds, quit smoking, eat better or exercise more, just to name a few. Today, though, we have...