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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product. House lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill that bans the sale of crib bumpers, the (Springfield) State Journal-...
  • YMCA launches national Healthy Kids initiative

    YMCA launches national Healthy Kids initiative
    Pam Abbruzzese limits the amount of candy and other sweets in her home. She wants her two young daughters to make healthy choices and spend their summer taking dance classes, riding their bikes and swinging golf clubs. And when it comes to meal time,...
  • Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about their gun habits?

    Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about their gun habits?
    Physicians acknowledge that they ask their patients questions that, in any other context, would be considered nosy and meddlesome. They expect to get some pushback. But when physicians in Florida ask whether a patient -- or a young patient's parent --...
  • Courtrooms shouldn't decide science

    This is in response to “Room for reasonable doubt; Doctors and defense attorneys begin to raise questions about criminal convictions that once seemed clear-cut.” Children can suffer devastating brain injury from being shaken or struck. We know...
  • Ala. medicinal marijuana bill barely passes Senate committee

    A Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill to allow medicinal marijuana in Alabama— a sweet victory for advocates of pot as medicine but one that could be short-lived. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-3 vote to approve the bill....
  • 5 a.m. bus rides, 6:30 walks to school? All too early

    5 a.m. bus rides, 6:30 walks to school? All too early
    The first school-bus pickup in Orange County is at 5:05 a.m. — nearly two hours before the sun's even up. That's simply nutty. Really, though, it's nutty that schools all over Central Florida often start before sunrise — around 7 or 7:15...
  • Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

    She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls. Only she wasn't. Doctors first noticed her...
  • Cops: Boy's death from drinking liquid nicotine was accident

    Authorities say an upstate New York toddler's death last year from drinking liquid nicotine was an accident. The Times Union of Albany reports (http://bit.ly/1DB69HE ) the police investigation into Eli James Hotaling's death has been closed. The...
  • Commentary: Cautious optimism urged in new peanut allergy research

    For years, parents have heeded this advice from their pediatricians: Avoid feeding peanuts to infants in order to decrease their risk of developing a peanut allergy. But the current guidelines, adopted nearly 10 years ago by the American Academy of...
  • Letters to the editor

    No more video gambling licenses As residents of Will County, we ask our fellow residents to attend the Will County Board Executive Committee's April 2 public hearing to urge the board to opt out of Illinois' video gambling law until such a time as...
  • Ohio providing children bike helmets around the state

    Ohio officials are backing up a safety push by providing some 9,300 bicycle helmets for children around the state. The Ohio Department of Transportation is contributing $25,000 and the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is adding $14,...