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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 818 Roundup: Big cat sightings in Glendale; Burbank invites public input on Talaria

    818 Roundup: Big cat sightings in Glendale; Burbank invites public input on Talaria
    Greetings, readers. Today is Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 88 and a low of 67 degrees. Headlines from the area: - An elderly couple was robbed, but uninjured by a pair of armed suspects during a home...
  • New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease

    New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease
    Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the...
  • Health & Family voices

    Humane science The news ("Animal, cell studies rarely use female test subjects", Sept. 3) that researchers typically exclude female animals from their studies identified just one of many reasons that animal experiments fail to predict what is safe or...
  • Multi-player games: How much time is too much?

    Multi-player games: How much time is too much?
    Q: My 14-year-old son and his friends have begun playing online multi-player games. I just found out that they are sharing information with other players who also claim to be teens. How can I protect my son and how do I know when he's spending too much...
  • NFL now must tackle child abuse [Editorial]

    NFL now must tackle child abuse  [Editorial]
    The National Football League received more domestic violence-related bad news last week with the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged over the weekend in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child. The...
  • Ask Mr. Dad: Sitter letting baby watch TV a no-no

    Dear Mr. Dad: My baby just turned one and I went to pick him up a little early from his daycare to celebrate. When I got there, the kids were crawling around but the TV was on and tuned to some kind of reality show. I asked the sitter why, and she said...
  • Striking or spanking a child is not a solution, experts say

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he never intended to hurt his 4-year-old son when he hit him with a tree branch. But experts in childhood development said the intent doesn't matter, striking a child is never appropriate. "We do have...
  • Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation

    Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation
    A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest. Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
  • Breastfeeding tied to fewer ear, sinus infections in children

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding is known to help ward off infections among infants, but a new U.S. study suggests that protection may be much longer lasting. Among thousands of 6-year-olds followed from birth, those who were breastfed as...
  • Letter: Teens should just go to bed earlier

    In the News-Press article of Sept. 7, “Concern over teens’ sleep arises,” a Glendale resident wants school officials to consider starting both middle and high schools later than 8 a.m. The article refers to the American Academy of...
  • Did you know it's illegal to give a child a sip of beer?

    Q: At a recent family gathering, my brother asked my 7-year-old nephew to get him a beer from the refrigerator. When my nephew brought him the beer, my brother asked him if he would like to try it. What kind of message does this send, and how do we tell...