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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • How much sleep do you really need?

    How much sleep do you really need?
    Sleep is glorious and many of us feel like we aren't getting enough of it. Well, now you have numbers to consult! Just turn to the National Sleep Foundation's newly-released set of recommended sleep duration for various points of life, numbers that were...
  • Vaccination saves lives

    The bedrock of children's medical care is prevention, and chief among the advances in child health over the past century has been the careful development, testing and inception of immunizations against preventable childhood disease ("Vaccines: No immunity...
  • Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says

    Amid a California-centered measles outbreak, a Los Angeles pediatrician has told the parents of young unvaccinated patients: Get them vaccinated, or find a new doctor. The Northridge office of Dr. Charles Goodman will not accept new patients whose...
  • Washington, California lawmakers aim to limit vaccine exemptions

    California lawmakers proposed legislation Wednesday that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions. Parents could no longer cite personal...
  • Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must

    Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must
    Many of us thought measles had been eradicated, a disease of yesteryear that no longer poses a public health threat. Many of us were wrong. More than 100 people in 14 states have been diagnosed with measles since January, most stemming from an...
  • Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert

    Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert
    A measles outbreak spreading across the country is fueling the debate over vaccinations and causing alarm among parents, pediatricians and public health officials in the Chicago area. Doctors are fielding calls from anxious parents — some who are...
  • Two California lawmakers aim to limit 'personal belief' vaccine exemption

    Two California lawmakers aim to limit 'personal belief' vaccine exemption
    Alarmed by the spread of disease as some parents decline to vaccinate their children, two state lawmakers plan legislation aimed at increasing the number of youngsters who have been immunized when they start school in California. They will propose...
  • Colorado delays vote on extra marijuana warnings for pregnant and nursing women

    Colorado lawmakers struggling to make sense of incomplete scientific evidence about marijuana use by pregnant and nursing women have scrapped a bill to add warnings in pot shops about maternal marijuana use. Lawmakers rejected a bill that would have...