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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • 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...
  • Be sure to pack these Spring Break essentials

    Winter is fast receding and for many young people, Spring Break is here! I only wish I still had Spring Break to look forward to, but with my kids "almost" grown, it's no longer on my agenda. For those of you lucky enough to be traveling to warm climes,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bed-sharing increasing among minority families

    Bed-sharing increasing among minority families
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More parents are putting their babies to sleep next to them in bed, a new study suggests. Researchers found that over the past 20 years, bed-sharing has become more common, especially among black and Hispanic families. The...
  • Kids of gay and lesbian parents lag on insurance

    Kids of gay and lesbian parents lag on insurance
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study. But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...
  • Doctors urge parents to limit kids' screen time

    Doctors urge parents to limit kids' screen time
    When I asked my daughter recently how far along she was in her book, her response was "67 percent." Which reminded us just how much kids today are "digital natives" and how even old-school activities like reading now often take place on screens. But the...
  • Providing baby with adequate vitamin D difficult without a supplement

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do babies need vitamin D supplements? I have three children and am pregnant with my fourth. I've never been told until now that I should plan to give the baby vitamin D. ANSWER: Research has shown a noticeable rise in the number of...
  • Pediatricians call for limits on kids' screen time

    Pediatricians call for limits on kids' screen time
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Families should make a "media use plan" and set clear rules about TV, cell phones and other devices, pediatricians said today. That includes limiting kids' screen time to one or two hours per day. Parents should also keep...
  • More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy

    More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy
    LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice. But something bigger bugged...
  • Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds

    A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...