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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Virginia legislation to speed access to medications

    Virginia legislation to speed access to medications
    After a contentious start, an amended bill streamlining the prior authorization process for prescription medications is making its way through the Virginia legislature. "It will allow us to take much better care of our patients," said family...
  • Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must

    Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must
    Many of us thought measles had been eradicated, a disease of yesteryear that no longer poses a public health threat. Many of us were wrong. More than 100 people in 14 states have been diagnosed with measles since January, most stemming from an...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids
    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Florida strengthens child booster-seat law

    Florida strengthens child booster-seat law
    A seat belt for grown-ups was uncomfortable for 5-year-old Erick Santiago, so he kept trying to take it off, his father said. At 4 feet tall and 72 pounds, Erick, who lives in Poinciana, was too big for a child-safety seat but too small to sit in a...
  • Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream

    Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream
    With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful. Despite the push for legalization,...
  • Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert

    Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert
    A measles outbreak spreading across the country is fueling the debate over vaccinations and causing alarm among parents, pediatricians and public health officials in the Chicago area. Doctors are fielding calls from anxious parents — some who are...
  • Two California lawmakers aim to limit 'personal belief' vaccine exemption

    Two California lawmakers aim to limit 'personal belief' vaccine exemption
    Alarmed by the spread of disease as some parents decline to vaccinate their children, two state lawmakers plan legislation aimed at increasing the number of youngsters who have been immunized when they start school in California. They will propose...
  • Four people with measles traveled through Florida in last 2 weeks

    Four people with measles traveled through Florida in last 2 weeks
    Four people with confirmed measles cases traveled through Florida in the last two weeks, though there are still no confirmed cases in the state, Department of Health officials said in a statement. Two of the travelers were international, officials said....
  • No measles cases reported in Virginia

     No measles cases reported in Virginia
    The measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland theme park in California has spread to 14 states and Mexico since December, but has not shown up in Virginia, according to a state health official. Still, "It's very important for people to be up to date...
  • How much sleep do you really need?

    How much sleep do you really need?
    Sleep is glorious and many of us feel like we aren't getting enough of it. Well, now you have numbers to consult! Just turn to the National Sleep Foundation's newly-released set of recommended sleep duration for various points of life, numbers that were...
  • Vaccination saves lives

    Vaccination saves lives
    The bedrock of children's medical care is prevention, and chief among the advances in child health over the past century has been the careful development, testing and inception of immunizations against preventable childhood disease ("Vaccines: No immunity...