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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Before treating, learn fever's boons

    Before treating, learn fever's boons
    Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
  • Letters: Not welcome at the 'medical home'

    Re "Innovate, don't regulate," Opinion, Feb. 25 Much as I often disagree with Jonah Goldberg, as an emergency medicine physician, I have to say he's right to repudiate the American Academy of Pediatrics' defense of the "medical home." There was a time...
  • 73% of kids get a caffeine jolt on any given day, study says

    73% of kids get a caffeine jolt on any given day, study says
    Our kids may be consuming more caffeine than we realize. A new study finds that 73% of children and young adults in the United States have caffeine in their systems on any given day. Over the last 10 years, the overall percentage of children and young...
  • Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?

    Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?
    Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren? That’s how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney --...
  • Protect teens from coerced sex [Letter]

    The age of consent for sexual activity in Maryland is 16 years old. This means that once a teenager turns 16, he or she is free to make his or her own choices about sexual partners without risk of repercussions for the partner. Those of us who are parents...
  • New Safety Standards Proposed For Car Seats To Protect Children In Side-Impact Crashes

    New Safety Standards Proposed For Car Seats To Protect Children In Side-Impact Crashes
    Statistics are prompting change on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), side-impact car crashes kill at least five small children and leave about 60 with serious injuries...
  • Legalizing pot would likely harm children [Letter]

    Legalizing pot would likely harm children [Letter]
    Dan Rodricks in his column, "Pot fears expose fears about societal health" (Feb. 27), starts to address some of the potential ramifications of legalizing marijuana in Maryland. He posits that most people "acknowledge the possibility that it could lead...
  • I lost my daughter to energy drinks [Letter]

    I lost my daughter to energy drinks [Letter]
    I'd like to address some of Michelle Minton's comments directed at the bills aimed to ban energy drinks to minors ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 27). First of all, to say that these bills are "knee jerk legislation based on anecdotal evidence and...
  • White mothers drive continued increase in U.S. home births, CDC says

    White mothers drive continued increase in U.S. home births, CDC says
    American women – especially white women – are increasingly choosing to have their babies at home instead of in a hospital, new government data show. One out of every 49 babies born to non-Latino white mothers in 2012 came into the world...
  • Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds

    A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
  • Violent PG-13 movies: Which ones are the bloodiest?

    This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films. But in reviewing the...