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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity

    Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children? Though American parents are with their children more than most any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don't believe it's enough. That's because there's a...
  • Having more moms breast-feed benefits us all

    Having more moms breast-feed benefits us all
    Peek into any discussion on parenting and you'll notice a repeating theme: The so-called Mommy Wars are raging all around us, and we had better suit up and stock our armory. YouTube, The New York Times and the thousands of parenting blogs all have...
  • For kids' medications, don't use tablespoons and teaspoons

    For kids' medications, don't use tablespoons and teaspoons
    When it comes to measuring your child's liquid medications, stay away from the utensil drawer -- the tablespoons and teaspoons, the ones you use for cooking -- because they're inaccurate tools and can lead to overdosing and underdosing, according to the...
  • How to shoot a gun if you're a kid

    How to shoot a gun if you're a kid
    Rifle fire from the gun range below punctuated Jerry Kau’s directions to the 17 children on how to shoot. The kids, as young as 7, sat riveted behind long tables. The floor tingled with each shot. Now … we’ve had a few problems in the...
  • Tips for diagnosing young children with autism

    Tips for diagnosing young children with autism
    Research shows that early intervention is beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder, but on average children aren't diagnosed until age 4 or 5. That's about two years later than is possible, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • Md. ignores teen cancer risk

    Md. ignores teen cancer risk
    By rejecting state Sen. Jamie Raskin's bill to make tanning-salon ultraviolet ray machines off-limits to minors, the Senate's Finance Committee has put itself at odds with every major national and state medical group to look at the issue, including the...
  • Commentary: Cautious optimism urged in new peanut allergy research

    For years, parents have heeded this advice from their pediatricians: Avoid feeding peanuts to infants in order to decrease their risk of developing a peanut allergy. But the current guidelines, adopted nearly 10 years ago by the American Academy of...
  • Vaccinate children to maintain public health

    While the source of the outbreak of measles in a Palatine day care center has not been identified, the spread of measles at Disneyland in California has been associated with unvaccinated children.  The children in the day care center were too young to...
  • Commentary: Don't brush off dental needs of county's children

    No child should enter kindergarten with untreated tooth decay, but all too often in Orange County that is the case. When left untreated, cavities can lead to changes in speech, loss of focus in school and unnecessary pain. Orange County takes pride in...
  • Recess serves as an important break for students

    Recess serves as an important break for students
    Because she's only a second-grader at Elm School, one of nine schools in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181, Raveen Doshi hasn't had much experience participating in recess. But Raveen didn't need many words to explain why she enjoys...
  • Toddler tech: Is all that YouTube good for them?

    Toddler tech: Is all that YouTube good for them?
    Two-year-old Francisco Sanchez Jr. spends six hours a day mesmerized by a smartphone. He summons his favorite “Ninja Turtles” episodes with the touch of his tiny fingers. So long, Saturday morning cartoons. Welcome to the post-TV era of...