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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Co-sleeping prolongs breast-feeding but safety a concern, study says

    Co-sleeping prolongs breast-feeding but safety a concern, study says
    Two new studies, both released Monday, offer additional evidence — if any were really needed — that breast-feeding can be really, really difficult for mothers. In one analysis, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers interviewed...
  • 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...
  • Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

    Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11
    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 between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
  • Kids, Media and Obesity: Reducing 'screen' time would help, experts say

    A recent study released in Pediatrics looks at mounting research showing that a child's media use may be linked to their body weight, not only due to the fact that they don't get as much exercise if they are watching TV and using other media, but also due...
  • Avoid spring sports injuries through careful training

    http://www.kidsdr.com With the arrival of spring comes a new season of baseball, softball, track and field. This also means that kids need to be prepared to play. Professional ballplayers spend 4-6 weeks in spring training preparing for the season,...
  • Condoms should be more available to teens, doctors say

    Condoms should be more available to teens, doctors say
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although teenagers should be encouraged to abstain from sex, they should also have access to cheap condoms, pediatricians said Monday. In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence...
  • Children should also have their cholesterol checked

    I've been attending a conference for my continuing education (I still love going to school) and one of the topics was "Universal Cholesterol Screening in Children." While adults have known the importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level for a...
  • You can lower your baby's risk for SIDS

    http://www.kidsdr.com Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is every parent's worst nightmare. From the time a family has a baby until that child is a year old, SIDS is a concern. Most new parents today know about the Back to Sleep campaign (BTS), which...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Family routines can reduce childhood obesity

    http://www.kidsdr.com I just read an article published in the journal Pediatrics which once again validated the importance of family routines. In this study, researchers from Ohio State University looked at household routines as they related to childhood...