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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • From car seats to food allergies, new rules for bringing up baby

     From car seats to food allergies, new rules for bringing up baby
    Attention, parents and parents-to-be. Your world is about to be turned upside down, and this time it's not your baby's fault. Doctors and researchers have re-evaluated recommendations for pregnancy and for feeding children, brushing their teeth —...
  • State confirms 6 cases of measles in Cook County

    State confirms 6 cases of measles in Cook County
    Lab tests pending for three babies diagnosed with measles at a Palatine day care center have been confirmed as positive for measles, state health officials announced Friday night. The Illinois Department of Public Health had announced earlier this...
  • KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak

    KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak
    Day care providers and parents are grappling with questions and concerns after public health officials announced this week that a cluster of five measles diagnoses was associated with a Palatine child care center. Meanwhile, Lake County officials said...
  • Lake County measles test comes back negative

    Lake County measles test comes back negative
    Lake County Health Department officials said Friday afternoon that lab results on a suspected case of measles came back negative. "So we do not have a confirmed measles case in Lake County," said Leslie Piotrowski, the health department's communications...
  • The cholesterol disorder that runs in families: FH, Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    The cholesterol disorder that runs in families: FH, Familial Hypercholesterolemia
    We all know the outward traits we have inherited from our parents. You might have your mother’s eyes or your father’s hair color. Those kinds of features make it obvious how physical traits run in families. Unfortunately, there are hidden...
  • Virginia legislation to speed access to medications

    Virginia legislation to speed access to medications
    After a contentious start, an amended bill streamlining the prior authorization process for prescription medications is making its way through the Virginia legislature. "It will allow us to take much better care of our patients," said family...
  • 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...
  • What Doctors Know: Why does your child need a flu shot?

    Source: Loyola University Health System whatdoctorsknow.com A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
  • Child car-seat law goes into effect Thursday; minimum wage rises

    Child car-seat law goes into effect Thursday; minimum wage rises
    TALLAHASSEE -- Some children could travel with more protection in 2015 as a new law about child car seats takes effect Thursday. Overall, the start of 2015 will be quiet for new laws in Florida. Lawmakers sent 255 bills to Gov. Rick Scott after...
  • Judge finds widespread problems in Florida Medicaid for kids program

    After nearly a decade of legal battling, a federal judge this week found widespread problems in the way Florida's Medicaid program has provided health care to children. Judge Adalberto Jordan said Florida's history of low reimbursement payments to...
  • Kid-safe strength training is all about technique

    Kid-safe strength training is all about technique
    Boys and girls are starting sports younger and training harder. With the increasing pressure for child athletes to perform better by being more fit  and more skilled, parents, coaches and health providers need to  ensure their safety by following...