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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • Sun safety for infants

    Sun safety for infants
    Debbie Spivey, a Perry Hall mother of four, is used to being teased about her sunscreen devotion. One of her daughters looked ghostly in a photo on Facebook, and relatives and friends chimed in, "Debbie must've put on the sunscreen," she says. "Maybe...
  • Safe Carroll: Keep your toddler in a rear-facing car seat until age 2

    The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Safe Kids Carroll County Coalition wants to remind you of the new guidelines for children riding rear-facing in their car seat. New research indicates that toddlers are more than five times safer riding rear-...
  • Federal judge hears bid to block circumcision

    Federal judge hears bid to block circumcision
    A federal judge will get 10 days advance notice before a 4 1/2-year-old boy at the center of a circumcision battle is set to have the procedure, the father's attorney promised Monday. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra — hearing an emergency...
  • Cow DNA found in human breast milk purchased online

    Cow DNA found in human breast milk purchased online
    Is breast milk always best for babies? Not when it's purchased over the Internet, according to a new study. Researchers who tested 102 samples of breast milk purchased from popular milk-sharing websites found that one in 10 contained substantial amounts...
  • State Senate OKs bill ending waiver from vaccine mandate

    State Senate OKs bill ending waiver from vaccine mandate
    The state Senate on Thursday passed a controversial bill that would require many more California children to be vaccinated. The measure, which must still go through the Assembly, would eliminate parents’ ability to opt out of state immunization...
  • State Senate panel OKs bill limiting vaccination waivers at raucous hearing

    State Senate panel OKs bill limiting vaccination waivers at raucous hearing
    A bill that would make childhood vaccinations harder to avoid survived its first legislative test Wednesday, after a three-hour hearing marked by raw emotion on both sides of the issue and a packed rally at which Robert F. Kennedy Jr. denounced the...
  • Study makes surprising link between TV time and childhood obesity

    Study makes surprising link between TV time and childhood obesity
    The ill effects of being a couch potato kick in fast for kindergartners, a new study suggests. Kindergarten children who watched television for more than one hour a day were 52% more likely to be overweight than their schoolmates who watched less TV,...
  • Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about their gun habits?

    Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about their gun habits?
    Physicians acknowledge that they ask their patients questions that, in any other context, would be considered nosy and meddlesome. They expect to get some pushback. But when physicians in Florida ask whether a patient -- or a young patient's parent --...
  • What local governments can do to improve our health

    What local governments can do to improve our health
    As doctors, we are often asked, "What is one simple thing I can do to improve my health?" Depending on the person, we may counsel our patients to lose a few pounds, quit smoking, eat better or exercise more, just to name a few. Today, though, we have...
  • Legislators Back Safe Sleep For Babies

    Legislators Back Safe Sleep For Babies
    HARTFORD — The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that requires hospitals to educate parents and guardians of newborns on safe-sleep practices. "We all know that … dealing with newborns, especially the first child, can be a...