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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds

    Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
  • Support science, not potato special interests [Commentary]

    Support science, not potato special interests [Commentary]
    Next week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will decide whether to allow special interests — rather than science — to determine which foods can be provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...
  • Help for Families: Is it safe to share a bed with an an infant?

     
    Q: My son and his wife just had a baby. They have decided to let their baby sleep with them in their bed at night. I am concerned that this might not be a good thing. Are there any risks in doing this? A: There are different opinions on bed-sharing or co-...
  • Therapy to change sexual orientation at center of debate in Maryland

    Therapy to change sexual orientation at center of debate in Maryland
    Christopher Doyle says he doesn't think there is anything wrong with being gay, but he also believes he can help children and others rid themselves of "unwanted same-sex attractions" through therapy sessions in a tidy suburban home in Bowie. That has...
  • New Safety Standards Proposed For Car Seats To Protect Children In Side-Impact Crashes

    New Safety Standards Proposed For Car Seats To Protect Children In Side-Impact Crashes
    Statistics are prompting change on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), side-impact car crashes kill at least five small children and leave about 60 with serious injuries...
  • Too Many Guns In The Wrong Hands

    Adam Lanza was a deeply troubled young man who never should have had access to guns. But as the state's investigative report released this week made clear, Mr. Lanza had easy access to several guns that were legally purchased by his mother and kept in the...
  • 73% of kids get a caffeine jolt on any given day, study says

    73% of kids get a caffeine jolt on any given day, study says
    Our kids may be consuming more caffeine than we realize. A new study finds that 73% of children and young adults in the United States have caffeine in their systems on any given day. Over the last 10 years, the overall percentage of children and young...
  • How much screen time is best for kids?

    How much screen time is best for kids?
    It seems that just about all kids, from toddlers to teenagers, have a smartphone, tablet or other device in their hands at one time or another. But too much screen time might not be healthy, especially if it's replacing physical activities or...
  • Before treating, learn fever's boons

    Before treating, learn fever's boons
    Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
  • 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...
  • 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...