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Sugar politics: the sagas never end

I’ve been collecting items on sugars.  Here are the first two.  Two more will come later this week. 1.  The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Nutrition has new guidance on sugars in schools. Although access to junk foods remains an issue in schools, the Council blames the problem on students, parents, and staff.  It […]

10 Baby Stock Photos That Would Make The American Academy Of Pediatrics Cry

Reality doesn’t apply when it comes to stock photography, so naturally common sense parenting practices and safety advice don’t either. Here are ten stock photos that would reduce sanctimommies and the American Academy of Pediatrics to tears. More » 10 Baby Stock Photos That Would Make The American Academy Of Pediatrics Cry is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

The AAP Urges Parents to ‘Ditch The Spoon’ To Avoid Dosing Issues With Medications

Each year, approximately 70,000 children are seen in the ER in the United States as a result of unintentional medication overdoses. These steep numbers have sparked a push by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to streamline pediatric dosing.

Co-Sleeping With Baby: What's Your Safety IQ? (TRIVIA)

Post by Jeanne Sager. Bed sharing. Co-Sleeping. The family bed. It goes by many names, but it all comes down to one thing: cuddling with your sweet ones at night. The American Academy of Pediatrics parents not to place their infants to sleep in adult beds due to suffocation hazard and other risks, but still moms are doing it. Show More Summary

"Silent Airway Connection" Conference to Focus on Multidisciplinary Approach for Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric and Adult Breathing and Sleep Disorders

The American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD) "Silent Airway Connection" Conference, held March 27-29 in New York City, to focus on multidisciplinary approach for diagnosing and treating pediatric and adult breathing and sleep disorders

Peanut allergies? For children, the best treatment may be peanuts

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.

Detroit Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Baby With Two Moms — and in Michigan, It’s Legal

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The decision goes against recommendations from the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, but Michigan doesn't currently have anti-discrimination laws that can address the doctor's behavior.

Kids need more sleep and later school start times

Last August, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement regarding school start times, really a plea to all middle and high schools to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The statement emerged as a result of accumulating evidence showing that earlier school start times effectively restrict an adolescent’s ability to get regular healthful […]

Pediatricians' Group Publishes Support for Medical Marijuana Research

3 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The American Academy of Pediatrics threw its weight behind using cannabinoids for life-limiting or severely debilitating conditions.

Doctor’s Orders: Legalize Weed

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ newest statement about marijuana opposes legalization. Here’s why they’re wrong.

American Academy of Pediatrics wants DEA to reclassify marijuana to help severely ill children

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Medical marijuana’s increased use throughout the United States has brought with it a wave of parents who have used the drug to treat their sick children, often with impressive results. However, with the drug classified as schedule 1 under the Controlled Substances Act, along with other drugs that...

Marijuana, for the Children

Why the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to change the drug's illegal status.

Even Major Doctors’ Group Thinks Marijuana Research Ban Is Outdated

The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to put the issue of marijuana "into the health system, where it really should be." The post Even Major Doctors’ Group Thinks Marijuana Research Ban Is Outdated appeared first on ThinkProgress...

Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About Vaccines?

Post by Marisa Torrieri Bloom. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend we vaccinate our kids to ensure their good health. Yet the anti-vax movement is bigger than ever, and many moms who do vaccinate their kids are choosing to do it on a delayed schedule. Show More Summary

Medical lobbyists urge Congress to prevent Medicaid cuts

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) are urging Congress to extend the current-law payment parity for primary care and immunization services under Medicaid for at least two years. Show More Summary

Study: Half of U.S. Infants are Still Placed to Sleep with Potentially Hazardous Bedding

For the second time in just a few months, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is warning parents about unsafe sleeping conditions. The post Study: Half of U.S. Infants are Still Placed to Sleep with Potentially Hazardous Bedding appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

Is Screen-Time Bad For Babies?

Lisa Guernsey reads through a guide on the subject: For years, the [American Academy of Pediatrics] has told parents to avoid using screens with children younger than 2. It’s a recommendation based on an understandable concern that parents will substitute screen-watching for the warm, real-world interactions children need. But it doesn’t allow for the possibility […]

Discussing Disabled Sexuality Is a Radical Act

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That's an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it? Image: Shutterstock The post Discussing Disabled Sexuality Is a Radical Act appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Digital divide: Pediatricians debate whether tots should have access to electronic devices

SAN DIEGO – When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published its policy statement in 1999 discouraging electronic media use by children under 2, the focus was on television programs, videos and DVDs. Over the past 15 years, the technology landscape has changed dramatically. Show More Summary

How Preschoolers Can Predict Disease Outbreaks

6 months agoHealth : Healthland

Preschoolers might be the key to identifying the next big disease outbreak, finds a new study soon to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference. The idea is simple—the researchers created an online disease surveillance system that allows child care staff to log symptoms, like fever or stomach flu, that they see…

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