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American Academy of Pediatrics

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Top American Academy of Pediatrics Articles

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  • 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...
  • Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says

     Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says
    A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in PG-13 movies is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90% of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking,...
  • Rising movie gun violence gives rise to concerns over movie ratings

    Rising movie gun violence gives rise to concerns over movie ratings
    In a review of the 945 top-grossing films since 1950, researchers for the American Academy of Pediatrics found that movies rated PG-13 have become progressively more violent, with gunplay tripling since 1985. In fact, today’s PG-13 movies are more...
  • Candy is No. 1 culprit in serious choking incidents among kids

    Candy is No. 1 culprit in serious choking incidents among kids
    Every day, 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for choking on food, and the food they’re most likely to be choking on is candy, according to a new study. Hard candy accounted for 15.5% of the nonfatal choking incidents documented in...
  • More U.S. moms embrace breastfeeding, led by Idaho and California

    More U.S. moms embrace breastfeeding, led by Idaho and California
    Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s 2013...