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American Academy of Pediatrics

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Top American Academy of Pediatrics Articles

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  • Kids should play for play's sake

    Kids should play for play's sake
    Your article "Kids should be allowed to quit" (11/1) is an excellent reminder that parents need to be attuned to their children's enjoyment of the sports in which they participate. We also need to be in tune to the culture of youth sports today. To have...
  • Better oversight needed for agencies caring for severely disabled youth

    Better oversight needed for agencies caring for severely disabled youth
    As statewide leaders in advocating for the health and well-being of children involved with the child welfare system, members of the Coalition to Protect Maryland's Children (CPMC) were dismayed to hear about the death of Damaud Martin in a licensed...
  • Parents push for recess to return

    Parents push for recess to return
    My 9-year-old doesn't have recess, and lots of folks think that's a problem. Parents across Central Florida -- and the state -- have been clamoring for recess this year, arguing schools are hurting students by eliminating that kid-loved chunk of...
  • Teach your little one to swim

    Teach your little one to swim
    What would summer be without days spent frolicking at the beach or afternoons spent splashing in the pool? Fun in the water makes hot days more enjoyable and bearable, and few summertime activities do not involve water play in one aspect or another....
  • Are you sure your daughter should dress up as a princess this Halloween?

    Are you sure your daughter should dress up as a princess this Halloween?
    If you have little girls in your life, chances are you know a thing or two about princesses. And as Halloween approaches, your little Belles or Cinderellas will take their fairy tale parading from their living rooms to the sidewalks in search of candy. ...
  • Protect your child with vaccinations

    Protect your child with vaccinations
    Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against dangerous infectious diseases. Thanks to immunizations, polio, diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) have almost disappeared in the United States, and each year vaccines save an...
  • How to start babies on solid foods

    How to start babies on solid foods
    As many new parents can attest, a new baby brings with it many mysteries. Considering children do not come with instruction manuals, it's up to Mom and Dad to learn the ropes through trial and error and with some advice from pediatricians, friends and...
  • Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies

    Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies
    Many of today's children are being reared by both their parents and grandparents in order to meet the demands of tight family schedules and even tighter financial situations. Not every caregiver is aware of the ever-changing guidelines that protect...
  • It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early

    It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early
    In recent weeks, several articles reported the results of significant studies that concluded the well-being of high school students is compromised by a lack of adequate sleep. Stories in The New York Times and The Atlantic examined these studies and...
  • Teal Pumpkin Project takes the fright out of Halloween for allergic kids

    Teal Pumpkin Project takes the fright out of Halloween for allergic kids
    If there's anything more frightening than ghosts and goblins on Halloween, it's a child who has to be rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction. That's why some Central Florida parents plan to participate this year in the Teal Pumpkin...
  • Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol

    Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol
    Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your...