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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Around Town: Military memorial to be dedicated

    Around Town: Military memorial to be dedicated
    Memorial to be dedicated to military air-crash victims A memorial to 84 service members killed in the crash 50 years ago of a military aircraft near the then-El Toro Marine Corps Air Station will be dedicated Saturday at the Great Park, which now...
  • Family: Why does a 1-year-old cry at day care?

    Q: I work at a fitness center day care that provides a fun environment for children while their parents work out. I have watched a one-year-old girl a few times a week for a while now. She used to cry for just a bit when her mother left her, but...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Have your child's blood pressure checked regularly

    When you take your child in for a check-up, does your pediatrician check the youngster's blood pressure? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children, beginning at the age of 3, should routinely have their blood pressure checked....
  • Orange to expand recess to all elementary schools

    Orange to expand recess to all elementary schools
    All Orange County elementary schools will offer recess next school year, a change from this past year when 23 campuses did not require giving youngsters that traditional school-day break. The Orange County School Board is planning to discuss recess...
  • Protecting kids from liquid nicotine

    Protecting kids from liquid nicotine
    During the past four months, Maryland's poison control centers have received 16 calls regarding an unlikely exposure source: the liquid nicotine used to refill e-cigarettes. Most of those calls involved children under the age of 5 who unintentionally...
  • Adult diseases can strike children because of poor diet and obesity

    Adult diseases can strike children because of poor diet and obesity
    Once seen only among an older population, adult diseases such as fatty liver disease, hypertension and osteoporosis are being diagnosed more and more in children. And you can add to that sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels. The...
  • Family: Can I let my baby sleep alone in a locked car?

    Q: It is hard for me to get my baby to sleep. Recently, when I drove to the store, she fell asleep in her car seat. I didn't want to wake her, so I left her in the locked car for only about 10 minutes. I mentioned this to my mother and she got really...
  • The Kid's Doctor: New study finds striking link between infant weight gain and childhood obesity

    A new study out of Harvard University, published recently in Pediatrics, looks at infant weight gain and links to childhood obesity. This is an interesting study, as previous research had typically looked at weight alone as a predicator for future...
  • Bill to study later school start times goes to Christie

    The General Assembly on Thursday sent Republican Gov. Chris Christie a bill that calls for studying the benefits and issues involved with starting the day later in middle and high schools. The legislation requires the Department of Education to submit...
  • Amid teen pregnancy decline, debate renewed about birth control in schools

    Amid teen pregnancy decline, debate renewed about birth control in schools
    A decades-old practice of dispensing birth control to students in Baltimore is generating new debate as schools are again offering a long-acting hormone implant as an option. After Baltimore schools became the first in the nation to provide Norplant...
  • Orange board mustn't sleep on start-time delay: Editorial

    Orange board mustn't sleep on start-time delay: Editorial
    It's said the early bird gets the worm. If that birdie attends high school in Orange County, it's too busy yawning to enjoy the feast. Orange high-schoolers punch in at 7:15 a.m. — earlier than at 90 percent of U.S. high schools. Teenagers need...