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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Apodaca: Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy minds and bodies

    When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need: sleep. He was taking four advanced placement classes, played sports, and was co-captain of his school's mock trial team, a...
  • Patapsco special-ed students can't serve coffee at school, will now sell slushies

    Patapsco special-ed students can't serve coffee at school, will now sell slushies
    For Austin Bradburn, a fresh cup of coffee, brewed and delivered during the busy early-morning hallway rush, became an unlikely path into the complex social world of his high school. Bradburn and eight fellow Patapsco High School special-education...
  • Should parents spank their children?

    Should parents spank their children?
    When your 3-year-old is throwing a tantrum in the supermarket or has poured his milk all over the floor, the urge to spank may be overwhelming. If you’ve ever given in to that urge, you’re not alone; research shows that up to 90 percent of...
  • Fla. schools should work in recess: Editorial

    Fla. schools should work in recess: Editorial
    If play is the child's main business in life, business in Florida elementary schools isn't going so hot. Likely an offshoot of the mini-uprisings that recently have sprung up over what critics consider Florida's addiction to testing, parents around...
  • Poll: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not

    Poll: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not
     Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does not involve implements such as the one a National Football League star used on his son, a Reuters/Ipsos...
  • Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say

    Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say
    To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Progestin implants and...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome

    Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome
    Q: My daughter is 2 years and 5 months old and keeps getting sick! This is the fifth time in less than a month. I took her to the pulmonologist, and she was prescribed Xopenex. She got better for almost a week, [then] got a 103 fever from out of the...
  • Spanking: No matter your view, there are alternatives

    Spanking: No matter your view, there are alternatives
    America is a nation intensely divided on the issue of spanking young children.  Leading child development organizations such as The America Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the National Association for the Education of...
  • Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults

    Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults
    If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness....