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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

last monthHealth : 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…

The Most Reliable Birth Control We’re Not Using, Ctd

Rebecca Leber flags some new medical advice for teens: “The American Academy of Pediatrics has just revised its official position on birth control: The academy’s new guidance advises members to recommend intrauterine devices (IUDs) and...Show More Summary

St. Louis Study Confirms That IUDs Are the Key to Lowering Teen Pregnancy Rates

Right on the heels of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending the IUD for teenage girls comes a new study that confirms that long-lasting contraception really is the key to reducing teen pregnancy dramatically. St. Louis has,...Show More Summary

Experts Now Say Osteoporosis Prevention Starts during Childhood

For years, we’ve assumed that osteoporosis—increased fragility of bones—is a condition related to older people. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics, now believes that the foundation for this condition is actually laid in early childhood and adolescence. Show More Summary

More Than 80 Percent of Teens Are Using the Wrong Birth Control

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended long-acting reversible contraception, like IUDs and contraceptive implants, as "first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents." The guidelines, published in the journal...Show More Summary

Pediatric Academy Encourages IUDs and Implants for Sexually Active Teens

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are highly effective at preventing pregnancy and safe for women of all ages. Many think they are the ideal contraceptive method for adolescent girls. The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed...Show More Summary

Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say

To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics group says rods, IUDs are best birth control for teens

Besides abstinence, implantable rods and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the best methods of birth control for teen girls, the American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday.

Doctors say IUDs and implants are the best birth control options for teens

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say the pill is teenagers' least effective contraceptive

?Doctors Declare IUDs the Best Birth Control Method for Teens

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Teen pregnancy rates may be falling, but members of the American Academy of Pediatrics are still on it—updating their stance on the most effective forms of birth control for sexually active teens. They have stated that for adolescents, implantable rods and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the way to go. Read more...

The Pill isn't the best form of birth control for teen girls

The American Academy of Pediatrics has new guidelines for the best birth control to give teenage girls, and coming in first is an implantable rod that releases hormones and can prevent pregnancy for up to three years. Since pediatricians...Show More Summary

American Academy of Dermatology's Newest Guideline for the Management of Atopic Dermatitis Focuses on Prevention of Flares and Long-Term Disease Management

The American Academy of Dermatology's (Academy) newly updated guideline of care for the management of adult and pediatric atopic dermatitis focuses on the management and control of the condition, the co-existence of allergic disease, and the use of alternative approaches to supplement medical therapies. Show More Summary

Don’t spank your children. Do these 5 things instead.

In my mind it’s no wonder the American Academy of Pediatrics has a statement against spanking. Spanking, in the simplest form, is the act of hitting a child, using physical force to try to get a different outcome. Thing is, spanking is an ineffective discipline tool in the long run and research shows it’s damaging to a child’s […]

A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds children are being prescribed anti

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds children are being prescribed antibiotics almost twice as often as needed. According to the study authors, that adds up to an estimated 11.4 million potentially unnecessary antimicrobial prescriptions a year. Read more...

Letting Students Hit The Snooze Button

by Dish Staff A new report indicates that science agrees with teenagers everywhere – school should start later: Seeing the mounting evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics [last week] released a new policy statement recommending that middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later. Doing so will align school […]

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

3 months agoGenres / 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.....

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