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American Academy of Pediatrics

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Top American Academy of Pediatrics Articles

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  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
  • Study: Good access to birth control prevents teen pregnancy, abortion

    Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it. Of 560 young women deemed at high risk for pregnancy who were given free access to hormonal implants and copper IUDs as part of a study, not a...
  • Looking at Irlen syndrome through a different lens

     Looking at Irlen syndrome through a different lens
    Call it mother's intuition, but Maria Hill knew something was up with her son. He was having headaches, struggling academically and missing words when reading. When he read aloud, he would make up words to replace ones he didn't see. He also claimed the...
  • Kids should play for play's sake

    Kids should play for play's sake
    Your article "Kids should be allowed to quit" (11/1) is an excellent reminder that parents need to be attuned to their children's enjoyment of the sports in which they participate. We also need to be in tune to the culture of youth sports today. To have...
  • Better oversight needed for agencies caring for severely disabled youth

    Better oversight needed for agencies caring for severely disabled youth
    As statewide leaders in advocating for the health and well-being of children involved with the child welfare system, members of the Coalition to Protect Maryland's Children (CPMC) were dismayed to hear about the death of Damaud Martin in a licensed...
  • Parents push for recess to return

    Parents push for recess to return
    My 9-year-old doesn't have recess, and lots of folks think that's a problem. Parents across Central Florida -- and the state -- have been clamoring for recess this year, arguing schools are hurting students by eliminating that kid-loved chunk of...
  • Teach your little one to swim

    Teach your little one to swim
    What would summer be without days spent frolicking at the beach or afternoons spent splashing in the pool? Fun in the water makes hot days more enjoyable and bearable, and few summertime activities do not involve water play in one aspect or another....
  • Are you sure your daughter should dress up as a princess this Halloween?

    Are you sure your daughter should dress up as a princess this Halloween?
    If you have little girls in your life, chances are you know a thing or two about princesses. And as Halloween approaches, your little Belles or Cinderellas will take their fairy tale parading from their living rooms to the sidewalks in search of candy. ...
  • Help your tween focus by limiting distractions

    Help your tween focus by limiting distractions
    Many parents wonder how to cope with an older child’s busy digital lifestyle. With TV, tablets and mobile phones, it seems like they’re always texting, chatting on Facebook, playing games or watching videos. But it’s important for...
  • How to start babies on solid foods

    How to start babies on solid foods
    As many new parents can attest, a new baby brings with it many mysteries. Considering children do not come with instruction manuals, it's up to Mom and Dad to learn the ropes through trial and error and with some advice from pediatricians, friends and...
  • Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies

    Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies
    Many of today's children are being reared by both their parents and grandparents in order to meet the demands of tight family schedules and even tighter financial situations. Not every caregiver is aware of the ever-changing guidelines that protect...