The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging middle and high schools to start their days later because teenagers are biologically programmed to wake up closer to 8 a.m., a time in which most schools have already had the kids learning for close to an hour. The government recommends a start time of 8:30 a.m. Show More Summary
Recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics urge parents to limit the time their young children spend interacting with entertainment media, explaining that youngsters "learn best by interacting with people, not screens." Dr. Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a clear stance on screen time for children under the age of 2, discouraging children under the age of 2. "A child's brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens," the AAP has said. Show More Summary
Celebrity kids, they're just like us: addicted to glowing screens of every shape and size. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children spend an average of seven hours a day consuming entertainment media from televisions, computers, tablets, and phones. Show More Summary
Flying with kids. Some call it fun, but most call it a necessary evil. As the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents withhold screen time from their children before the age of 2, here are 9 ways to keep your kids entertained in-flight. Show More Summary
It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, four to 12 percent of school-age children have ADHD, with boys being diagnosed three times more often than girls. Show More Summary
Even Trained Doctors Cannot Change Minds Of Anti-Vaxxers In the struggle to find new ways to convince anti-vaxxers immunizations for their children are necessary, a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics found it’s going to take more than provide doctors with...
For a good 20 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has advised that parents avoid feeding solid food before babies reach the age of 4 months. That suggestion was revised last year, and parents are now being encouraged to provide...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its advice to doctors on how best to treat children and families affected by head lice.
A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics is a rare beacon of coherent thought about lice and children. Rather than humiliating children and driving them away like lepers, the AAP recommends common-sense steps to identify and treat lice. Some facts really shouldn’t be in dispute: Continue reading... Your patients are rating […]
Parents count on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to tell them how much media consumption, or "screen time," is safe for their kids. The AAP's long-standing recommendation has been that kids' entertainment screen time be limited to less than one or two hours per day, and for kids under 2, none at all. Show More Summary
By Michael McManus, M.D., MPH, FAAP I write on behalf of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, representing over 1,800 pediatricians practicing across the Commonwealth. We strongly urge our state legislators to support increased funding for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP). Show More Summary
When Dr Benjamin Carson arrived at the 1993 annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in Minneapolis, he was already a household name. As director of pediatric neurosurgery at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins hospital, Carson was known as a master of his craft, and renowned as the first...
Lice are every parent's nightmare, and the nightmare may soon get harder to wake up from. A new set of guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that students with lice, regardless of the stage, should be kept in school to avoid missing out on valuable learning time. Show More Summary
Applying the McDonald's Happy Meal treatment to healthy foods could make kids more likely to eat them. New research from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that offering smalls prizes and toys with a nutritious meal caused youngsters...Show More Summary
Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding. However, many parents use...Show More Summary
Although the American Academy Of Pediatrics frowns on television for children before the age of 2, by around 3 or so, parents are given the go-ahead. By this time, said parents are likely desperate for a blissful 30-minute break just so they can get dinner started, unload the dishwasher, perhaps chug a glass of wine in the kitchen. Show More Summary
Breast is best! You keep hearing it, time and again from major health organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF. And even here at Growing Your Baby, breastfeeding is discussed and encouraged. Show More Summary
I’ve been collecting items on sugars. Here are the first two. Two more will come later this week. 1. The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Nutrition has new guidance on sugars in schools. Although access to junk foods remains an issue in schools, the Council blames the problem on students, parents, and staff. It […]