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Common sense guidelines for children with 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 […]

How Much 'Screen Time' Is Too Much? Why That's The Wrong Question

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

American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Support of MCPAP for Moms: Increase MCPAP Funding to 3.6 Million to Ensure Care for Mothers

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

Ben Carson’s patients claim malpractice in star doctor’s path to politics

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Should Children With Lice Be Sent to School? Doctors Say "Yes"

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

Want Kids To Eat Healthy? Make Their Meals More Like McDonald's

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Danger in using car seats, sitting and carrying devices for sleeping infants

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

Inventory: Life beyond Barney: 8 kids’ shows parents won’t hate (Part 1 of 4, the pre-K years)

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

10 Reasons to Consider Breastfeeding

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

Sugar politics: the sagas never end

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 […]

10 Baby Stock Photos That Would Make The American Academy Of Pediatrics Cry

Reality doesn’t apply when it comes to stock photography, so naturally common sense parenting practices and safety advice don’t either. Here are ten stock photos that would reduce sanctimommies and the American Academy of Pediatrics to tears. More » 10 Baby Stock Photos That Would Make The American Academy Of Pediatrics Cry is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

The AAP Urges Parents to ‘Ditch The Spoon’ To Avoid Dosing Issues With Medications

Each year, approximately 70,000 children are seen in the ER in the United States as a result of unintentional medication overdoses. These steep numbers have sparked a push by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to streamline pediatric dosing.

Co-Sleeping With Baby: What's Your Safety IQ? (TRIVIA)

Post by Jeanne Sager. Bed sharing. Co-Sleeping. The family bed. It goes by many names, but it all comes down to one thing: cuddling with your sweet ones at night. The American Academy of Pediatrics parents not to place their infants to sleep in adult beds due to suffocation hazard and other risks, but still moms are doing it. Show More Summary

"Silent Airway Connection" Conference to Focus on Multidisciplinary Approach for Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric and Adult Breathing and Sleep Disorders

The American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD) "Silent Airway Connection" Conference, held March 27-29 in New York City, to focus on multidisciplinary approach for diagnosing and treating pediatric and adult breathing and sleep disorders

Peanut allergies? For children, the best treatment may be peanuts

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.

Detroit Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Baby With Two Moms — and in Michigan, It’s Legal

3 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The decision goes against recommendations from the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, but Michigan doesn't currently have anti-discrimination laws that can address the doctor's behavior.

Kids need more sleep and later school start times

Last August, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement regarding school start times, really a plea to all middle and high schools to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The statement emerged as a result of accumulating evidence showing that earlier school start times effectively restrict an adolescent’s ability to get regular healthful […]

Pediatricians' Group Publishes Support for Medical Marijuana Research

4 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The American Academy of Pediatrics threw its weight behind using cannabinoids for life-limiting or severely debilitating conditions.

Doctor’s Orders: Legalize Weed

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ newest statement about marijuana opposes legalization. Here’s why they’re wrong.

American Academy of Pediatrics wants DEA to reclassify marijuana to help severely ill children

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Medical marijuana’s increased use throughout the United States has brought with it a wave of parents who have used the drug to treat their sick children, often with impressive results. However, with the drug classified as schedule 1 under the Controlled Substances Act, along with other drugs that...

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