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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The cholesterol disorder that runs in families: FH, Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    The cholesterol disorder that runs in families: FH, Familial Hypercholesterolemia
    We all know the outward traits we have inherited from our parents. You might have your mother’s eyes or your father’s hair color. Those kinds of features make it obvious how physical traits run in families. Unfortunately, there are hidden...
  • ACL injuries: Screening push is no knee-jerk reaction

    ACL injuries: Screening push is no knee-jerk reaction
    One of the most common and painful injuries an athlete can suffer is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. Surgery is often necessary to repair the ACL, which stabilizes the knee, and recovery time can stretch to a year before an athlete is back in...
  • 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......
  • Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
  • 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...