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American Academy of Pediatrics

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Top American Academy of Pediatrics Articles

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  • Forget the pop

    I was happy to see the March 10 online article, “Burger King drops soft drinks from kids’ menu.” I predict it won’t be the last fast food chain to drop sugary drinks for kids. As a pediatrician, I encourage my patients —...
  • Judge orders West Boynton mom's arrest in circumcision case

    Judge orders West Boynton mom's arrest in circumcision case
    Despite the threat of being jailed Tuesday, a West Boynton mother hid with her 4-year-old son in a domestic violence shelter, the latest twist in a widely reported court fight to stop the boy's planned circumcision. But Palm Beach County Circuit Judge...
  • Federal study: Foster kids struggle to get health screenings

    Federal study: Foster kids struggle to get health screenings
    Some foster children are not getting their required medical screenings even though the visits are paid for by Medicaid, according to a federal study that looked at Illinois and three other states. The Health and Human Services' inspector general study...
  • Parents, doctors confounded by new peanut allergy advice

    As a nurse, Amber Williams was well aware of the medical recommendations for starting her daughter on solid foods. She waited until Sienna turned 1 to give her milk, and was planning to wait until age 2 to introduce eggs and age 3 for peanuts. But when...
  • Too-early start times deprive high-schoolers of needed sleep

    On Sunday, America will start daylight saving time. This will surely add significant stress to many people, especially our high-school students who have early start times. Every weekday morning, when my wife and I see our son and daughter — a...
  • Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children

    Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children
    Parents aren't the only ones fretting about vaccines for young children. Trepidation about these routine immunizations has made doctors upset too, a new survey shows. Fully 92% of pediatricians and family medicine physicians agree that it is important...
  • Some parents, doctors confounded by reversal of advice on peanut allergies

    PITTSBURGH As a nurse, Amber Williams was well aware of the medical recommendations for starting her daughter on solid foods. She waited until Sienna turned 1 to give her milk, and was planning to wait until age 2 to introduce eggs and age 3 for peanuts....
  • Father-son videos make a case for National Day of Unplugging

    Father-son videos make a case for National Day of Unplugging
    National Day of Unplugging probably won't excite kids the way that leprechauns and a green river do this time of year. But children aren't the only target of the unplugging campaign, which advocates disconnecting from media and technology for 24 hours...
  • Bill Would Require 'Safe Sleep' Instruction For New Parents

    The number one cause of infant and toddler death in Connecticut isn't child abuse, car accidents, choking, drowning or falling. It's unsafe sleeping conditions. "Not a month goes by when we don't review a tiny baby who died in a bed with a blanket,...
  • Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

    Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children
    Kids, beware: A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children. Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffeine were 66 percent more...
  • Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about...