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Kids of gay dads are just fine — according to science

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

We’ve heard it before, but another study couldn’t hurt, right? New research from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children of gay fathers are just as well adjusted as their peers born to straight parents. In preliminary findings published Saturday, pediatrician Ellen C. Perrin of Tufts...

Concerns raised with products marketed as 'first finger foods'

New research found many products marketed as 'first finger foods' for babies failed to meet American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that they be small, soft and easy to swallow.

Completely Unsurprising Report Finds Children of Gay Fathers Are Well Adjusted

We’ve heard it before, but another study couldn’t hurt, right? New research from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children of gay fathers are just as well adjusted as their peers born to straight parents. In preliminary findings published Saturday, pediatrician Ellen C. Show More Summary

Concerns raised with products marketed as 'first finger foods'

BALTIMORE, MD - A research abstract to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting found many products marketed as "first finger foods" for babies failed to meet American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations that they be small, soft and easy to swallow. read more

Children are diagnosed with autism at younger ages since push for universal screening

BALTIMORE, MD - Researchers say children with autism who were born before the 2007 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that all children be screened for the disorder at the 18- and 24-month well child visits were diagnosed significantly later than they are today. Show More Summary

Foreskin Wars: Why is the United States so Addicted to Circumcision?

As the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) circumcision policy receives further volleys of grapeshot, a new question arises: Why do we need a policy on circumcision at all? The post Foreskin Wars: Why is the United States so Addicted to Circumcision? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Why the American Academy of Pediatrics opposes North Carolina’s transgender “bathroom law”

A new law in North Carolina prevents transgender people — people who feel very strongly that their biological sex does not match their true gender — from using the public restroom of the gender they identify with. But the American Academy...Show More Summary

University of Louisville Pediatrician Named National Committee Chair

Charles R. Woods Jr., M.D., has been elected the incoming chair of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence. His one-year term begins Nov. 1.

McCrory’s HB2 Draws Rebuke from American Academy of Pediatrics

Today, HRC called on North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and state lawmakers to heed a warning from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about the dangers HB2 poses to youth across the state. This morning, the AAP called for Governor...Show More Summary

Sleep-Deprived Teenagers Make Worse Choices -- But Schools Could Help

Only about one in six U.S. high schools and middle schools begins the day at 8:30 a.m. or later, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to combat sleep deprivation in teens. A new study suggests that insufficient sleep increases the chance that adolescents will engage in behaviors that could lead to injuries.

The "American College of Pediatricians" is a hate group with fewer than 200 members

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Not to be mistaken for the legitimate American Academy of Pediatrics, which has 60,000 members! (more…)

Doctors should screen for poverty during child-wellness visits, American Academy of Pediatrics recommends

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Research has shown that deep and persistent poverty can cause severe, lifelong health problems.

Work climate contributes significantly to working moms' decision to breastfeed

Breastfeeding is healthy for baby and for Mom. Research finds there are obstacles to both receiving the full benefits. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continuation of breastfeeding for 12 months or longer. The Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide time and a space for mothers to express milk.

Child care providers need more education, training on benefits of breastfeeding, human milk

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 9, 2016) - Newborns should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life with continued breastfeeding until at least 12 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This can be hard when...Show More Summary

Doctors should screen for poverty during child-wellness visits, American Academy of Pediatrics recommends

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Pediatricians just declared war on child poverty.For generations, a visit to the pediatrician involved the familiar tongue depressor, a stethoscope, and some vaccinations. But if a professional pediatrics organization has anything to...Show More Summary

What Do Children’s Doctors and Nuns Have in Common? They Both Support Women’s Access to Contraception.

Diverse voices weighed in to support women’s right to contraception coverage regardless of their boss’s religious beliefs. The premiere pediatric association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Coalition of American...Show More Summary

This new breast pump could be a game changer for many moms

For mothers who breastfeed, getting time away from their babies, whether to work or just get a hair cut, often involves a breast pump — a device that at best inspires a complicated relationship. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends...Show More Summary

CDC Says Early School Day Is Bad for Kids. Is Homeschool the Answer?

A lack of sleep can have serious consequences in a school-age child's life. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it can affect not only their academic success but also their health and safety.

How Parents Can Minimize Newborns' Pain During Routine Medical Procedures

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

For years, doctors and scientists believed infants' brains were not developed enough for them to feel pain, but science has since shown that is not true. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging health care providers to take...Show More Summary

American Voices: Pediatricians: Screen All Children For Depression, HIV

4 months agoHumor : The Onion

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends in its new guidelines that all children regardless of risk level be regularly tested for high cholesterol, depression, and HIV, screenings that could detect issues early enough to eliminate the need for medication later in life. What do you think?

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