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The Promise and Failure of Antibiotics

How the church can play a key role in better stewardship of antibacterial medicine and avert a global health crisis. In 2013 the American Academy of Pediatrics began encouraging doctors to treat certain ear infections with what theyShow More Summary

Taking Acetaminophen While Pregnant Increases Your Child's Risk of Having ADHD

If acetaminophen has been your go-to choice for treating minor aches, pains, and fevers, you might now think twice before popping one if you're pregnant. According to a study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that appeared...Show More Summary

The Checkup: Pediatricians’ New Germ-Control Advice: Bring Your Own Toys

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new policy on how to minimize passing germs around the doctor’s office.

The AAP Just Announced Its First-Ever Piercing and Tattoo Guidelines For Teens

Now that tattoos and piercings are far more mainstream and becoming more and more common among teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines specifically for adolescents. If you're thinking about caving andShow More Summary

American Academy of Pediatrics announces its first recommendations on tattoos, piercings

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Tattoos and body piercings are an increasingly popular form of self-expression, but it is important for young people to carefully consider the consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications, according to the first clinical report on the topic published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Kathy Shaw, MD, from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Receives Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is proud to announce that Kathy Shaw, MD, MSCE, FAAP, a national leader in the fields of pediatric emergency medicine and quality and patient safety, has received the prestigious Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine.

CHOP Autism Expert Honored with Prestigious Award During 2017 AAP Conference

Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, director of the Regional Autism Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is this year's recipient of the Arnold J. Capute Award, given by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The award was presented to her today at the AAP conference in Chicago. Show More Summary

Study finds common surgeries may serve as pathway to nonmedical opioid use in adolescents

CHICAGO - Research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference and Exhibition shows that post-surgical opioid pain medications prescribed after common surgeries may become a pathway to continued, nonmedical...Show More Summary

Immigrant parents report fewer adverse childhood experiences than US-born parents

(American Academy of Pediatrics) A new study found immigrants reported fewer potentially health-harming adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, violence, or divorce, than native-born Americans. The findings, which will be highlighted...Show More Summary

Over 50 Experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in AAP Annual Meeting

Over 50 experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will address colleagues at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on current issues in vaccine education, autism, sports injuries, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), telemedicine and neonatology, among others.

Study finds common surgeries may serve as pathway to nonmedical opioid use in adolescents

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Results of study, the first known to suggest long-term opioid use after surgery may be a significant problem for teens and young adults, shows youth patients commonly fill post-surgical painkiller prescriptions for months beyond typical recovery times.

Riding a slide while on a parent's lap increases the risk of injury

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Going down a slide on a parent's lap can lead to a broken leg for small children. An estimated 352,698 children less than 6 years of age were injured on slides in the United States from 2002 through 2015, and many of those injuries were leg fractures.

Third and fourth graders who own cell phones are more likely to be cyberbullied

(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research suggests elementary school-age children who own cell phones may be particularly vulnerable to cyberbullying. The study abstract, 'Cell Phone Ownership and Cyberbullying in 8-11 Year Olds: New Research,' will be presented Monday, Sept. 18 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.

Campaign increases likelihood parents will ask about guns before a playdate

(American Academy of Pediatrics) The Asking Saves Kids (ASK) campaign is effective in increasing parents' comfort level in asking if there is a gun where their child plays, according to research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2017 National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago Monday, Sept. 18.

More infants and toddlers being positioned correctly in car safety seats

(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research suggests child passenger safety education programs are a success, with more infants and toddlers riding in the rear-facing position than ever before. The study abstract, 'Trends in Child Passenger Safety Practices in Indiana From 2009-2015,' will be presented Monday, Sept. Show More Summary

Study: Girl soccer players who give up other sports may feel more stressed, less rested

(American Academy of Pediatrics) An abstract of new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference & Exhibition found sport specialization was associated with significantly worse mood, stress, fatigue, soreness, and sleep quality among female youth soccer players, even after controlling for factors such as age and hours spent training.

Green schoolyards offer physical and mental health benefits for children

(American Academy of Pediatrics) A growing body of evidence suggests access to safe, natural areas improves health across a wide variety of areas, including heart health, mental health, weight management, ADHD, and stress among children. Researchers will present a summary of peer-reviewed scientific literature documenting the many benefits to students from 'green schoolyards.'

300,000 families living in US-Mexico border towns face exposure to toxic stress

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Roughly 300,000 Texans living in impoverished border communities known as 'colonias' are facing substandard housing, lack of resources and exposure to toxic stress. New research finds these communities are also ill-equipped to face a natural disaster.

New research shows golf carts causing serious injuries to children

(American Academy of Pediatrics) As golf carts become increasingly popular in communities beyond the fairway, new research shows, a significant number of children are being seriously injured while using them.

Study finds girl soccer players 5 times more likely than boys to return to play same day

(American Academy of Pediatrics) A new study found girls were significantly more likely than boys to return to play the same day following a soccer-related concussion, placing them at risk for more significant injury. More than half of girls in the study resumed playing in a game or practice the same day as their injury, compared to just 17 percent of boys.

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