In addition to being CNNHealth’s Living Well expert, Dr. Jennifer Shu is a practicing pediatrician and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also blogs regularly for The Chart on kids’ health. In the days when my son had playdates at our house with new toddler friends, I used a standard line: “Does your [...]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which represents 60,000 pediatricians, commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for issuing final graphic warning labels for cigarette packs sold in the United States. The new labeling...Show More Summary
In addition to being CNNHealth’s Living Well expert, Dr. Jennifer Shu is a practicing pediatrician and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Today she’ll begin blogging regularly for The Chart on kids’ health. We see it all the time—the 6-year-old riding in the front seat of a car, tweens biking on a busy road [...]
In a new study, researchers say there is "not enough sound evidence to support the implementation of a routine population-based screening program for autism." Contrary to the researchers' findings, the American Academy of PediatricsShow More Summary
Contrary to McMaster researchers' findings, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that screening for autism be incorporated into routine practice, such as a child's regular physician check-up, regardless of whether a concern has been raised by the parents. Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new position statement on drowning prevention and swim lessons for kids. Their previous position was that children should wait until they are 4-years old before starting swim lessons....Show More Summary
Too much time in the sun may be especially harmful for Baby, according to a review of new insights by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) into the importance of protecting young skin. Baby and toddler skin differs considerably from … Continue reading ?
By: O. Marion Burton, MD, FAAP, president, American Academy of Pediatrics "The American Academy of Pediatrics is profoundly disappointed with the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for accepting an amendment yesterday that will severely...Show More Summary
The journal Pediatrics has published a new study, lead by Dr. Holly Benjamin of The American Academy of Pediatrics, which says energy drinks loaded with extra sugar and caffeine could prove harmful for adolescents. Brands like Mountain...Show More Summary
Most children and adolescents do not need sports drinks according to a clinical report published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The report also finds that energy drinks are never appropriate for children or teenagers– water should be the primary beverage choice. "There is a lot of confusion about sports drinks [...]
Every year, 600,000 people worldwide die from diseases caused by exposure to secondhand smoke. Children are disproportionately affected; roughly 700 million children are exposed to tobacco smoke every year, and an estimated 40 percent of children are exposed to secondhand smoke in their own homes. Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics used to recommend that you not begin formal swimming lessons until kids are at least 4 years old. That is the age that children are... Read Full Post
by Claire McCarthy, MD Recently I wrote a blog about how the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) thinks that otherwise healthy children with ear infections should wait a couple of days before starting antibiotics, because many will get better without them. Now there are two articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (here and [...]
Today, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to weigh a potential menthol ban, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, Center for American Progress and Legacy® called for menthol cigarettes to be taken off the market, citing key findings published today in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)...
When it is time to wean your baby off the bottle? This can be difficult for new parents to gauge, but a new study encourages families not to wait too long. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies give … Continue reading ?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children's oral health, will host its 64th Annual Session in New York City at the Hilton New York, Sheraton New York and Marriott Marquis Hotels from May 26th-29th....Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joins the Florida Pediatric Society and other physicians and medical professionals in expressing grave concern over the Florida Legislature's passage of a bill to restrict the ability of pediatricians...Show More Summary
By Brooke Randolph In the discussion about “Facebook Depression” sparked from the Clinical Report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, I tend to side with John Grohol who reminds us of the basic truth of research- that correlation does not equal causation, but I do think the relationship is more complicated than simply correlation [...]
By Julie Obradovic In a slap yourself on the forehead, jaw-dropping, eye-popping, breath-taking, head-shaking, make-you-laugh-in-disgust hypocritical move, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a press release (HERE) accusing the U.S. of being too lax with managing and identifying the...
Dr. Robert Block, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a veteran in the field of children’s health. Before he spoke at a ONE press conference today, I had a chance to get his thoughts on life before vaccines and his passion for pediatrics. Dr. Block at today’s “Why Bother?” press conference in Washington,... Read More »