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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Breastfeeding may be linked to obese women’s post-pregnancy weight

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Obese women who breastfeed their children for at least four months are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight, according to a new study from U.S. health officials. The researchers write in the journal Pediatrics...
  • In Georgia, shooting at the gun range is a family affair

    ATLANTA Standing a few feet behind his 10-year-old son, Ron King stared intently over his shoulder, then stepped forward to touch him between the shoulder blades, correcting his stance. They might have been on a pitcher's mound or a driving range. But...
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Fatigue a way of life for many high schoolers

    Fatigue a way of life for many high schoolers
    On a typical school night, Nicole Bankowski averages about five hours of sleep. She is taking four AP classes, along with serving as editor of the school newspaper, treasurer of the student council and member of the show choir. "It's probably not the...
  • Ask Mr. Dad: Contributing to a world of baby's needs

    Dear Mr. Dad: My wife is breastfeeding our new baby and when I look at them, they're so connected and I feel completely useless. I try to do other stuff like baths and diaper changing, but feeding seems so much more important. One of my projects was to...
  • Resident asks about later school start times for Glendale's middle school, high school students

    A Glendale resident asked school officials this week to explore implementing later start times for middle and high school students. During a school board meeting on Tuesday, Alfred Hacopian referred to the recent policy stance made by the American...
  • Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
    Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...
  • African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows. Breastfeeding provides...
  • I'm mad my 16-year-old granddaughter got a tattoo

    I'm mad my 16-year-old granddaughter got a tattoo
    Q: My daughter took my 16-year-old granddaughter, to get a tattoo. I am really angry at my daughter for doing this. Should I let my opinions be known or keep them to myself? A: You have a right to your feelings, but you really have no say in your...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdM PTAs chart their course for new school year

    The Corona del Mar High School and Middle School PTA groups held a joint meeting last week and discussed changes on campus, the group's home tour fundraiser and more. Principal Kathy Scott welcomed the parents to the first PTA meeting of the year....