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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Breastfeeding may be linked to obese women’s post-pregnancy weight

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Obese women who breastfeed their children for at least four months are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight, according to a new study from U.S. health officials. The researchers write in the journal Pediatrics...
  • Couch-potato kids became couch-potato adults: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The more television children watched at age 10, the more they watched in middle age, according to a new report that suggests the need for earlier interventions to get kids off the couch. Over the course of 32 years,...
  • Resident asks about later school start times for Glendale's middle school, high school students

    A Glendale resident asked school officials this week to explore implementing later start times for middle and high school students. During a school board meeting on Tuesday, Alfred Hacopian referred to the recent policy stance made by the American...
  • Sickly-sweet deals at the Little League World Series [Commentary]

    Sickly-sweet deals at the Little League World Series [Commentary]
    The Little League World Series opened in Williamsport, Penn., last week. This year, the vital statistics are about the same as last year and the year before: 10 days, 30 games, 16 teams representing the U.S. and eight countries around the globe. And...
  • Controversial circumcision technique likely route of herpes transmission

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – - Despite a move away from the practice in the mid-1800's, some strictly Orthodox Jews still use their mouths to suck the site of circumcision during a bris. According to a new assessment, this practice was the likely...
  • Fatigue a way of life for many high schoolers

    Fatigue a way of life for many high schoolers
    On a typical school night, Nicole Bankowski averages about five hours of sleep. She is taking four AP classes, along with serving as editor of the school newspaper, treasurer of the student council and member of the show choir. "It's probably not the...
  • In Georgia, shooting at the gun range is a family affair

    ATLANTA Standing a few feet behind his 10-year-old son, Ron King stared intently over his shoulder, then stepped forward to touch him between the shoulder blades, correcting his stance. They might have been on a pitcher's mound or a driving range. But...
  • Ask Mr. Dad: Contributing to a world of baby's needs

    Dear Mr. Dad: My wife is breastfeeding our new baby and when I look at them, they're so connected and I feel completely useless. I try to do other stuff like baths and diaper changing, but feeding seems so much more important. One of my projects was to...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
  • Later school starts would have many consequences

    For years, Americans have seen proposals come and go on starting classes later for students in high schools and middle schools. In 1999, the California Legislature had a bill to delay school start times; it didn't pass. In 2005, Pittsburgh school...