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The Economics of High School Students and Early Start Times

Eric James Sarmiento/Via creative commons Marketplace The American Academy of Pediatrics has joined a chorus that’s been growing louder for years: The school day should start later for teenagers because they aren’t wired to go to bed early — and they need their sleep. Show More Summary

Doctors Say Schools Should Start Later In The Day

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its strongest statement yet in favor of delaying the start times of schools attended by adolescents to 8:30 AM or later. Currently, only 15% of schools meet this requirement. Read more.....

New Dental Guidelines on Using Fluoride Are Bound to Stress Out Moms

Post by Suzee Skwiot. If you thought you knew everything about baby dental hygiene, think again. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new report that names tooth decay as "the most common chronic disease in children...Show More Summary

Doctors Say Teens Start School Too Damn Early in the Morning

It's not just the grumbling, heavy-lidded teens of America who desperately want school to start later in the morning: The American Academy of Pediatrics has come right out and announced that classes shouldn't commence any earlier than 8:30. Read more...

Doctors agree: School shouldn’t start so early in the morning!

American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that schools start later to allow students to sleep

To combat sleep deprivation in students, researchers advocate later school start

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep for middle school and high school students. They say that pushing back school start times is a way to ensure students get the proper rest. Photo by Flickr user D. Show More Summary

U.S. doctors urge later school start times for teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics just issued a new policy statement recommending that middle and high schools start class no earlier than 8:30 a.m. because adolescents have unique sleep rhythms that make it harder for them to go to sleep and wake up earlier than other people, and that sleep deprivation can affect academic achievement […]

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that middle and high schools begin their day no ea

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that middle and high schools begin their day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to allow for adequate rest for teens. The correct answer to "What time should school start? " is "whenever the poor teachers want." Read more...

Surprise: Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says schools are starting too early. 

The Medical Minute: New Car Seat Guidelines Could Keep Kids Safer During Crashes

Keeping up with car seat rules and regulations can be dizzying. Laws vary from state to state, and they can differ from recommendations of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Child medication measurements confuse parents

last monthHealth : The Chart

Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons? Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors. The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is […]

Books Are Just a Start

We applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) new policy statement recommendation that "pediatric providers promote early literacy development for children beginning in infancy" (AAP Policy Statement -- Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Practice. Show More Summary

Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D., K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Joins Experts on Capitol Hill for a Discussion about Youth Sports Safety

Nation's experts participate in sports safety briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by The American Academy of Pediatrics, Safe Kids Worldwide and the Congressional Kids' Safety Caucus

9 First Foods for Baby That Put Boring Rice Cereal to Shame

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Your baby is about to reach another exciting milestone: eating solid food. The time at which this happens varies from baby to baby and mom to mom. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend moms exclusively...Show More Summary

Television Taught My Kid To Read, So Eat It Haters

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

We've been reading to our children basically since birth, so we had a head start on the news that broke this week about how beneficial that practice is. Our kids also watch more TV than the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. Clearly, I don't actually believe that television taught my kid to read - but I can confidently say it helped. Show More Summary

A Home Run in the Midst of the World Cup!

We are in the midst of World Cup soccer play, but this week has been a HOME-RUN for those of us in the early-learning literacy arena. On Tuesday, June 25th, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused...Show More Summary

Twitter chat: How important is early childhood reading?

Join us for a Twitter chat on childhood reading at 1 p.m EDT on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Donnie Ray Jones Is there any benefit in reading to a child who is not yet talking? The American Academy of Pediatrics says “yes.” The...Show More Summary

1 Easy Way to Make Your Newborn Smarter From the Day He's Born?

Post by Jeanne Sager. When you take your baby to the pediatrician, what do you expect them to prescribe? Antibiotics? Maybe some over-the-counter infant medicines? Surprise! The American Academy of Pediatrics is advising its doctorsShow More Summary

Study says the earlier you start reading to children, the better

Under new guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, for the first time pediatricians will discuss with parents the importance of early literacy. Research has shown that much of the brain's development happens during the first three years of a child's life, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary

Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day

Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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