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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • Study: Good access to birth control prevents teen pregnancy, abortion

    Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it. Of 560 young women deemed at high risk for pregnancy who were given free access to hormonal implants and copper IUDs as part of a study, not a...
  • 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...
  • Lake County parents protest to get recess for kids

    Lake County parents protest to get recess for kids
    Sometimes when Dominic Getty gets home from school, his father said, the 9-year-old drops to the floor and cries. Dominic's father, Josh Getty, said his son has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and he attributes the boy's meltdowns to the...
  • Should parents spank their children?

    Should parents spank their children?
    When your 3-year-old is throwing a tantrum in the supermarket or has poured his milk all over the floor, the urge to spank may be overwhelming. If you’ve ever given in to that urge, you’re not alone; research shows that up to 90 percent of...
  • Fla. schools should work in recess: Editorial

    Fla. schools should work in recess: Editorial
    If play is the child's main business in life, business in Florida elementary schools isn't going so hot. Likely an offshoot of the mini-uprisings that recently have sprung up over what critics consider Florida's addiction to testing, parents around...
  • Poll: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not

    Poll: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not
     Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does not involve implements such as the one a National Football League star used on his son, a Reuters/Ipsos...
  • Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say

    Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say
    To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Progestin implants and...
  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
  • Help your tween focus by limiting distractions

    Help your tween focus by limiting distractions
    Many parents wonder how to cope with an older child’s busy digital lifestyle. With TV, tablets and mobile phones, it seems like they’re always texting, chatting on Facebook, playing games or watching videos. But it’s important for...
  • Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome

    Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome
    Q: My daughter is 2 years and 5 months old and keeps getting sick! This is the fifth time in less than a month. I took her to the pulmonologist, and she was prescribed Xopenex. She got better for almost a week, [then] got a 103 fever from out of the...