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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    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,...
  • Couch potato cure keeps kids active, engaged during the winter

    Source: The Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com When it's dark long before dinnertime and temperatures are finger- and toe-numbing outside, the urge to hibernate hits. Although winter can be tricky, there are many ways to keep your children active...
  • More must be done to address aftermath of city violence, advocates say

    More must be done to address aftermath of city violence, advocates say
    More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say. The Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME...
  • Lyons Township High School adds 6 minutes, 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 by...
  • 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...
  • Autism care coverage improves but costs are still a worry

    More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better TRICARE coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child's development and quality of life. But a Comprehensive Autism Care...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines

    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....
  • Poll: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not

    Poll: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not
     Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does not involve implements such as the one a National Football League star used on his son, a Reuters/Ipsos...