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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Small study says raw milk no help for lactose intolerance

    A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption. The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the...
  • Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says

    Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says
    Both the American Medical Assn. and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise doctors to talk to their teenage patients about sex, but discussions about sexual feelings and health occurred in only 65% of the checkups analyzed in a new study. Even when...
  • Ban the booth [Editorial]

    Ban the booth  [Editorial]
    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites. Given...
  • 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...
  • Getting my daughter's ears pierced: The mall vs. tattoo parlor

    Getting my daughter's ears pierced: The mall vs. tattoo parlor
    My 8-year-old daughter had been begging for a few years to get her ears pierced and I recently decided to let her go ahead with it. It seemed important to her, she's pretty responsible, and -- as she has pointed out to me numerous times -- many of her...
  • Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

    Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say
    African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday. Anyone who’s ever lived with a teenager knows they...
  • 1% Milk Edict For Day Care Goes Too Far

    1% Milk Edict For Day Care Goes Too Far
    Should day-care providers be barred from giving whole milk to children over 2? That's what a bill now pending before the state Senate would require. It's a measure that pushes the nanny-state concept beyond reasonable bounds. Moreover, the proposal is...
  • Is 1% milk edict for day care an overreach?

    Is 1% milk edict for day care an overreach?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) A bill in the state Senate would ban whole milk for kids 2 and older in day care. Only low-fat (1 percent and under) milk could be servedĀ  to children over 2 years old,...
  • Taking the Kids -- and keeping them safe around the water

    Taking the Kids -- and keeping them safe around the water
    Just a minute! How many times have you said that to your kids on vacation at a pool or a beach while you finish a call, rummage for the sunscreen or turn around to grab a beach towel. Most times, thankfully, that minute means nothing. But for some a few...
  • Bye-Bye booster: When to move kids from booster seats to seat belts only

    Bye-Bye booster: When to move kids from booster seats to seat belts only
    I was on the road recently when I spied a couple that appeared to be coming home from the hospital with their new baby. The dad was driving; the mom was in the backseat sitting next the center-positioned infant-safety seat. How did I know they were...
  • New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests

    New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children ages 9-11 get a lipid screen, which calculates total...