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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 2015 Car Seat Trends

     
    Child-safety seats are always evolving as manufacturers look to create safer and easier-to-use car seats that meet changing federal standards. Related: Car Seat Checks This year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandated a weight limit...
  • Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group

    Sexually-active teens should get IUDs: doctors group
    With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control. But concerns about teething and toilet training quickly give way to discussions of...
  • Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
  • Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies

    Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies
    Many of today's children are being reared by both their parents and grandparents in order to meet the demands of tight family schedules and even tighter financial situations. Not every caregiver is aware of the ever-changing guidelines that protect...
  • Study: Good access to birth control prevents teen pregnancy, abortion

    Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it. Of 560 young women deemed at high risk for pregnancy who were given free access to hormonal implants and copper IUDs as part of a study, not a...
  • Are you sure your daughter should dress up as a princess this Halloween?

    Are you sure your daughter should dress up as a princess this Halloween?
    If you have little girls in your life, chances are you know a thing or two about princesses. And as Halloween approaches, your little Belles or Cinderellas will take their fairy tale parading from their living rooms to the sidewalks in search of candy. ...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • 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,...
  • It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early

    It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early
    In recent weeks, several articles reported the results of significant studies that concluded the well-being of high school students is compromised by a lack of adequate sleep. Stories in The New York Times and The Atlantic examined these studies and...
  • Teal Pumpkin Project takes the fright out of Halloween for allergic kids

    Teal Pumpkin Project takes the fright out of Halloween for allergic kids
    If there's anything more frightening than ghosts and goblins on Halloween, it's a child who has to be rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction. That's why some Central Florida parents plan to participate this year in the Teal Pumpkin...
  • Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol

    Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol
    Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your...