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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Why doctors fire patients: The great vaccine debate

    A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children. This was...
  • Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study

    Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study
    As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...
  • Mother needs advice to help overweight daughter

    Q: My daughter is 4-foot-7, and weighs 132 pounds. She also has high blood pressure and reflux. I've been trying to cut back on sugar drinks and fried food. Can you suggest any other changes to her eating plan to help? A: It's great that you're working...
  • A closer look at energy drinks with a natural kick

     A closer look at energy drinks with a natural kick
    Energy drinks — sugary, caffeinated beverages that are supposed to provide a quick pick-me-up — have been taking some hits lately. The natural food industry has responded with a flurry of alternatives, including replacing high-fructose...
  • Kids, Media and Obesity: Reducing 'screen' time would help, experts say

    A recent study released in Pediatrics looks at mounting research showing that a child's media use may be linked to their body weight, not only due to the fact that they don't get as much exercise if they are watching TV and using other media, but also due...
  • Children should also have their cholesterol checked

    I've been attending a conference for my continuing education (I still love going to school) and one of the topics was "Universal Cholesterol Screening in Children." While adults have known the importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level for a...
  • You can lower your baby's risk for SIDS

    http://www.kidsdr.com Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is every parent's worst nightmare. From the time a family has a baby until that child is a year old, SIDS is a concern. Most new parents today know about the Back to Sleep campaign (BTS), which...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Get smart about antibiotics this cold and flu season

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated on an online article for publication in the December issue of Pediatrics which offers updated guidance on treating respiratory tract infections in...
  • American Academy of Pediatrics boosts health benefits of circumcision

    http://www.kidsdr.com Many new parents ask me about the pros/cons of circumcising their newborn sons. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement today (Aug. 27) on circumcision, stating that the health benefits of the procedure...
  • Family routines can reduce childhood obesity

    http://www.kidsdr.com I just read an article published in the journal Pediatrics which once again validated the importance of family routines. In this study, researchers from Ohio State University looked at household routines as they related to childhood...
  • Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink

    Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink
    Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate. The American Academy of Pediatrics advised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk...