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Equality Isn't Cutting It: New Campaign From American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Works for Health Equity, Too

Join our virtual press briefing on August 10 at 11 am ET to hear from these organizations about new research, stories of successful programs in communities, and experts who can speak to the need to ensure all children have access to nutritious food and safe places to be physically active.

AAP counsels pediatricians to focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kids

(Children's National Health System) Since frameworks used to identify adults at heightened risk for such complications are a poor fit for kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that pediatricians instead focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors that are associated with obesity.

Pediatric OCD and Its Effects on Family

A study published in the March 17, 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry concludes that pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder negatively affects not only the children who suffer from it, but also their parents. At the risk of sounding snarky, […]

'Unacceptable': Doctors and patient advocates slam the Senate Republicans' healthcare plan (again)

Doctors and patient groups still aren't happy with the updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act that Senate Republicans released Thursday. The groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of...Show More Summary

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 7/1/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 7/1/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Nusheen Ameenuddin, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, discusses recommendations on media and children from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Ameenuddin also discusses the importance of the measles vaccine. Show More Summary

Chill Out And Let The Kids Watch TV

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Even the American Academy of Pediatrics has started to relax a little about screen time. Also, the entire discussion is a status marker: "The ability of parents to limit screen time, like the ability to limit unwholesome food, has become more than a matter of health. It has become a statement of class, order, purity […]

Media recommendations for children / statins / awareness under anesthesia: Mayo Clinic Radio

Today's generation of children is growing up immersed in media. From TV and video games to smartphones and social media, there’s the possibility of constant media exposure. Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced new recommendations for children’s media use, including how to make a family media use plan. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Radio: Media recommendations for children

Today's generation of children is growing up immersed in media. From TV and video games to smartphones and social media, there’s the possibility of constant media exposure. Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced new recommendations for children’s media use, including how to make a family media use plan. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. […]

EPA Chief's Refusal To Ban Pesticide 'Puts All Children At Risk,' Pediatricians Warn

The American Academy of Pediatrics says the agency "has no basis" to continue allowing brain-damaging chlorpyrifos on crops.

Mayo Clinic Radio: Media recommendations for children / statins / awareness under anesthesia

Today's generation of children is growing up immersed in media. From TV and video games to smartphones and social media, there’s the possibility of constant media exposure. Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced new recommendations for children’s media use, including how to make a family media use plan. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. […]

Premature infants at greater risk of SIDS

(Rutgers University) Premature infants still have a greater risk compared to full-term babies of dying of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths despite recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics that hospital NICU's provide more safe infant sleep education to parents before they go home.

Doctors and patient advocates are slamming the Senate Republicans' healthcare plan

Doctors and patient groups slammed the Better Care Reconciliation Act released by Republican Senators on Thursday, taking issue in particular with Medicaid cuts in the bill.The groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and...Show More Summary

The uncomfortable question you have to ask before your kid goes to a sleepover

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Each year on June 21, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence encourage parents to ask questions about whether guns are accessible to their children.        

Baby sleeping in same room associated with less sleep, unsafe sleep habits

(Penn State) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents keep babies in the same room with them to sleep for the first year to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But room sharing between babies and mothers beyond...Show More Summary

New AAP Guidelines Say No Fruit Juice Before The Age Of 1

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines regarding the consumption of fruit juice. According to a report published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the AAP advises that infants under the age of 1 should not drink fruit juice unless there is a strong medical reason for it, such as the treatment of constipation. Show More Summary

New recommendation: No fruit juice for children under a year

Giving fruit juice to babies under a year old can contribute to obesity and cavities. Eating the fruit rather than just drinking the juice is better for overall health. The American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its recommendation...Show More Summary

Pediatricians to parents: Stop feeding your kid juice

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should resist the urge to drink it. If you’re craving something fruity and refreshing, try eating a piece of fruit instead. If you’re thirsty, you can wash it down with some water. Sure, juice has some things going for it....

The 1 Thing Experts Warn Isn't Nearly as Healthy For Babies as Parents Think

If you give your child fruit juice, experts want you to know definitively that it's not as healthful as you think it is. Up until now, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised parents to avoid 100 percent fruit juice for babies...Show More Summary

Pediatricians take aim at juice: It 'has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children'

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should not drink it.

Medical News Today: Avoid fruit juice up to the age of 1 year, say the AAP

Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for infants under the age of 1 year and should be avoided, say the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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