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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Study: Nearly 75 percent of parents face car seats the wrong way

    Study: Nearly 75 percent of parents face car seats the wrong way
    Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats around too early in a child's life, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.  The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for child passenger safety in March 2011,...
  • Lyons Twp. High School adds study hall for all

    Lyons Twp. High School adds study hall for all
    Minutes were shaved, added and tweaked to deliver a new school day schedule at Lyons Township High School, carving out a 25-minute study hall for all students. The School Board accepted a report Dec. 15 of a new bell schedule stretching the school day...
  • Can I leave my two children home alone?

    Q: Last year we had numerous school cancellations because of the snow. It is hard for me to take off of work each time to stay home with my 9- and 11-year-olds, and I am considering leaving them at home by themselves. At what age do you think it is safe...
  • 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...