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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • Doctors don't support medical marijuana

    State legislatures across the country are legalizing medical marijuana, but the nation's physicians aren't requesting these laws. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are both against medical marijuana laws....
  • California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21

    California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the minimum legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 as part of an effort to reduce smoking by young people. Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) said he...
  • Realities of later high school start times wake-up call for districts

     Realities of later high school start times wake-up call for districts
    Suburban Chicago educators know starting school before 7:30 a.m. for high-schoolers isn't ideal. They've seen students walking a mile to school in the dark, arriving groggy — first period a blank haze. And they've seen research indicating that...
  • Orange school leaders know early start times stink but fear changing them

    Orange school leaders know early start times stink but fear changing them
    Fewer than 10 percent of American high schools start as early as those in Central Florida. And for good reason. Buses start running by 5:15 a.m. in Orange County. Many students walk a mile or more in the dark. Researchers say teenagers' brains aren'...
  • There's still time to prevent a miscarriage of justice

    There's still time to prevent a miscarriage of justice
    It is national news that a Palm Beach County judge jailed a mother and threatened to keep her there until she consented to the circumcision of her 4 1/2 year old son, which she did in tears last Friday. The father wants to circumcise his son over the boy'...
  • My Pet World: Most dog and cat bites can be avoided

    Each year, more than 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites. At least half of them are children, according to the American Veterinary Medical Assn. While that sounds like a lot of people, it's small when you consider that there are 70...
  • Mayo: Is boy's best interest getting lost in circumcision battle?

    Mayo: Is boy's best interest getting lost in circumcision battle?
    Florida has seen some strange family dramas play out in courtrooms through the years: The Elian Gonzalez custody saga, pitting the boy’s father in Cuba against the boy's relatives in Miami after his mother died at sea bringing the boy to the U.S....
  • Mayo: Boy's circumcision case not so clear-cut

    Mayo: Boy's circumcision case not so clear-cut
    At first, the court battle over a 4-year-old boy's circumcision seemed clear-cut to me. His father has acted reasonably, and his mother has gone to great and law-defying lengths to stop a procedure that's performed on 56 percent of newborn males in...
  • Later high-school start times to be discussed in Orange

    Later high-school start times to be discussed in Orange
    Last month, I wrote a column about the problems with early school start times and how more districts are are deciding that traditional start times, -- such as 8 a.m. -- are better for students, teachers and families. ("5 a.m. bus rides, 6:30 walks to...
  • 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...