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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Parents call for more recess for school kids

    Parents call for more recess for school kids
    Recess, back when I was a kid, was a regular, daily part of the school day, just like lunch, a time for swinging on monkey bars or playing kickball. Today, in many Florida schools, its a short and occasional thing, scheduled a few times a week for 10 or...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • Study: Many Parents Too Quick to Turn Car Seat Around

     
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, car crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for kids, but many of these catastrophes can be prevented with the proper use of child safety seats. The CDC reports that car......
  • Appellate court won't halt circumcision for 4-year-old Palm Beach County boy

    Appellate court won't halt circumcision for 4-year-old Palm Beach County boy
    The Palm Beach County boy celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 31, and six days later a state appeals court cleared the way for his long-delayed circumcision. But the child's foreskin has yet to be surgically removed as his father wishes. The boy's...
  • Dealing with childhood violence

    Dealing with childhood violence
    Thank you for Andrea McDaniels' brilliant article on the impact of violence on children ("Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence," Dec. 14). Pediatricians are so concerned about this issue — called Adverse Childhood...
  • Parents should be careful with children's medication dosages

    Parents should be careful with children's medication dosages
    That teaspoon of acetaminophen parents give their children when they have a fever may not be a teaspoon at all. Studies show parents who use utensils from the kitchen drawer may inadvertently give their child too little or too much of all kinds of...
  • Couch potato cure keeps kids active, engaged during the winter

    Source: The Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com When it's dark long before dinnertime and temperatures are finger- and toe-numbing outside, the urge to hibernate hits. Although winter can be tricky, there are many ways to keep your children active...
  • More must be done to address aftermath of city violence, advocates say

    More must be done to address aftermath of city violence, advocates say
    More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say. The Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME...
  • 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...