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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Sportscaster Dick Stockton honored at benefit

    Sportscaster Dick Stockton honored at benefit
    National sportscaster Dick Stockton and two medical students were honored at the fifth annual benefit Hearts & "Soles." Stockton narrated a podcast for the American Association of Caregiving Youth, Connie Siskowski, founder and president said at the...
  • Too-early start times deprive high-schoolers of needed sleep

    On Sunday, America will start daylight saving time. This will surely add significant stress to many people, especially our high-school students who have early start times. Every weekday morning, when my wife and I see our son and daughter — a...
  • Father-son videos make a case for National Day of Unplugging

    Father-son videos make a case for National Day of Unplugging
    National Day of Unplugging probably won't excite kids the way that leprechauns and a green river do this time of year. But children aren't the only target of the unplugging campaign, which advocates disconnecting from media and technology for 24 hours...
  • Amid measles outbreak, some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views

    Amid measles outbreak, some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views
    With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. "Parents who choose not to give measles...
  • The ticking vaccination time bomb

    The ticking vaccination time bomb
    While there are a significant number of unvaccinated children because their parents oppose vaccines for a variety of reasons, in Maryland there are other at-risk groups that are probably more numerous ("Measles outbreak exposes holes in vaccine coverage,...
  • Federal study: Foster kids struggle to get health screenings

    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, according to a federal study that looked at Illinois and three other states. The Health and Human Services' inspector general study...
  • Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children

    Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children
    Parents aren't the only ones fretting about vaccines for young children. Trepidation about these routine immunizations has made doctors upset too, a new survey shows. Fully 92% of pediatricians and family medicine physicians agree that it is important...
  • Bill Would Require 'Safe Sleep' Instruction For New Parents

    The number one cause of infant and toddler death in Connecticut isn't child abuse, car accidents, choking, drowning or falling. It's unsafe sleeping conditions. "Not a month goes by when we don't review a tiny baby who died in a bed with a blanket,...
  • Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

    Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children
    Kids, beware: 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 caffeine were 66 percent more...
  • Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says

    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...
  • 'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'

    'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'
    In the 1930s, outbreaks swept through every corner of Baltimore. Tens of thousands of children grew sick with fever and a tale-tell rash. Many recovered without incident, but hundreds were killed, and many more were permanently injured with brain damage...