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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Federal study: Foster kids struggle to get health screenings

    Some foster children are not getting their required medical screenings even though the visits are paid for by Medicaid, federal health investigators warn in a study released Monday. The Health and Human Services' inspector general study looked at a...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids
    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Study: Nearly 75 percent of parents face car seats the wrong way

    Study: Nearly 75 percent of parents face car seats the wrong way
    Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats around too early in a child's life, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.  The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for child passenger safety in March 2011,...
  • 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 call for more recess for school kids

    Parents call for more recess for school kids
    Recess, back when I was a kid, was a regular, daily part of the school day, just like lunch, a time for swinging on monkey bars or playing kickball. Today, in many Florida schools, its a short and occasional thing, scheduled a few times a week for 10 or...
  • Oregon parents seek $36 million in water-birth lawsuit

    Oregon parents seek $36 million in water-birth lawsuit
    The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy have filed a $36 million malpractice lawsuit against an Oregon hospital system, alleging it botched a water birth. An amended complaint filed Wednesday in Portland also asks a judge to stop Legacy Health System...
  • Vaccinate children to maintain public health

    While the source of the outbreak of measles in a Palatine day care center has not been identified, the spread of measles at Disneyland in California has been associated with unvaccinated children.  The children in the day care center were too young to...
  • Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County

    Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County
    Three additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Cook County, bringing the total to nine since late January, according to health officials. Eight of the nine cases are linked to the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Those...
  • Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

    Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children
    A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children.  Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffine were 66 percent more likely to have...
  • Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

    Doctors turning away unvaccinated children
    When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman's practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient. The mother walked out of his office. Amid the current measles...
  • Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold

    Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold
    Schools across Illinois appear to be improving their measles vaccine rates, according to a Tribune analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data. Measles cases in Illinois are rising, now nine according to the Illinois Department of Public Health....