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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • State confirms 6 cases of measles in Cook County

    Lab tests pending for three babies diagnosed with measles at a Palatine day care center have been confirmed as positive for measles, state health officials announced Friday night. The Illinois Department of Public Health had announced earlier this...
  • KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak

    KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak
    Day care providers and parents are grappling with questions and concerns after public health officials announced this week that a cluster of five measles diagnoses was associated with a Palatine child care center. Meanwhile, Lake County officials said...
  • Lake County measles test comes back negative

    Lake County measles test comes back negative
    Lake County Health Department officials said Friday afternoon that lab results on a suspected case of measles came back negative. "So we do not have a confirmed measles case in Lake County," said Leslie Piotrowski, the health department's communications...
  • The doctor won't see you now: Some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views

    With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. "Parents who choose not to give measles shots,...
  • Virginia legislation to speed access to medications

    Virginia legislation to speed access to medications
    After a contentious start, an amended bill streamlining the prior authorization process for prescription medications is making its way through the Virginia legislature. "It will allow us to take much better care of our patients," said family...
  • Black breast-feeding gatherings try sisterhood approach to boost rates, reduce big health gaps

    Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. It's part of a grassroots movement that breast-feeding...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Florida strengthens child booster-seat law

    Florida strengthens child booster-seat law
    A seat belt for grown-ups was uncomfortable for 5-year-old Erick Santiago, so he kept trying to take it off, his father said. At 4 feet tall and 72 pounds, Erick, who lives in Poinciana, was too big for a child-safety seat but too small to sit in a...
  • Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream

    Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream
    With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful. Despite the push for legalization,...
  • Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning

    Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning
    An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.  “A family vacation to an...
  • New Florida law requires booster seats until age 6

    New Florida law requires booster seats until age 6
    Florida parents must secure their children in car safety seats for two years longer – through age 5 – under a new law that started Jan. 1 to reduce injuries in auto accidents. The old law required parents to restrain their kids in car...