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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say

    YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say
    YouTube's big push into kids' programming is under scrutiny for blurring the lines between entertainment and advertising. A string of children's advocacy groups planned to file a complaint Tuesday asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate...
  • Pretty bottles of flavored liquid nicotine can prove fatal to kids

    Pretty bottles of flavored liquid nicotine can prove fatal to kids
    — Chocolate and dulce de leche. Cotton candy and gummy bear. Cherry and grape. Liquid nicotine comes in cool flavors that sound like candy, but it's a vaping cocktail that can kill if swallowed by a small child fascinated by the groovy packaging....
  • Letters to the editor

    No more video gambling licenses As residents of Will County, we ask our fellow residents to attend the Will County Board Executive Committee's April 2 public hearing to urge the board to opt out of Illinois' video gambling law until such a time as...
  • Break free from the screens and enjoy some real family interactions

    Five signs that it's time for winter to be over: 1. You've beaten your all-time record on Words with Friends. 2. There's nothing left on your binge watch list. 3. You've texted one of your children... while they are in another room. 4. Minecraft...
  • Taking the Kids -- and checking out the new coasters

    Taking the Kids -- and checking out the new coasters
    Love them or hate them? Maybe your family is divided on the subject of roller coasters; my family has been for as long as I can remember. From the time they were just tall enough, two of my kids couldn't wait to ride the fastest, biggest coasters in...
  • Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity

    Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children? Though American parents are with their children more than most any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don't believe it's enough. That's because there's a...
  • Having more moms breast-feed benefits us all

    Having more moms breast-feed benefits us all
    Peek into any discussion on parenting and you'll notice a repeating theme: The so-called Mommy Wars are raging all around us, and we had better suit up and stock our armory. YouTube, The New York Times and the thousands of parenting blogs all have...
  • For kids' medications, don't use tablespoons and teaspoons

    For kids' medications, don't use tablespoons and teaspoons
    When it comes to measuring your child's liquid medications, stay away from the utensil drawer -- the tablespoons and teaspoons, the ones you use for cooking -- because they're inaccurate tools and can lead to overdosing and underdosing, according to the...
  • How to shoot a gun if you're a kid

    How to shoot a gun if you're a kid
    Rifle fire from the gun range below punctuated Jerry Kau’s directions to the 17 children on how to shoot. The kids, as young as 7, sat riveted behind long tables. The floor tingled with each shot. Now … we’ve had a few problems in the...
  • Tips for diagnosing young children with autism

    Tips for diagnosing young children with autism
    Research shows that early intervention is beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder, but on average children aren't diagnosed until age 4 or 5. That's about two years later than is possible, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • Md. ignores teen cancer risk

    Md. ignores teen cancer risk
    By rejecting state Sen. Jamie Raskin's bill to make tanning-salon ultraviolet ray machines off-limits to minors, the Senate's Finance Committee has put itself at odds with every major national and state medical group to look at the issue, including the...