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Anti-Vaxxers Continue to Jeopardize Kids

The contrast between parents' attitudes about vaccines today and a decade ago is striking. A survey published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that more and more moms and dads are refusing the shots for their children. Show More Summary

Pediatricians Attempt Reverse Psychology On Parents To Stop Early Sports Specialization

In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics released its first statement warning, in a friendly way, of the possible perils of specialization in youth sport, a policy it reaffirmed in 2014. With it appearing some parents weren't listening to doctors about the physical and psychological risks of their children training [...]

More Parents Are Refusing to Vaccinate Their Kids—But Not for the Reason You Think

Anti-vax parents are on the rise. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new reports and recommendations concerning parents refusing to immunize their kids against deadly diseases. Between 2006 and 2013, the percentage...Show More Summary

Overspecialization, overtraining up injuries and burnout in kids sports

(Reuters Health) - Focusing only on one sport, year-round, can increase kids’ risk of injury and burnout, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

More parents believe vaccines are 'unnecessary,' while a mumps outbreak grows

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

A survey published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that more and more moms and dads are refusing shots for their children.

Vaccines Are Crucial And Safe. So Why Are Parents Still Questioning Them?

If ever there was an idea that doctors, researchers and public health experts are in agreement upon, it’s that vaccines are safe and strongly recommended. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports immunizing children. So does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Show More Summary

More parents are skipping vaccinations and risking disease

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The American Academy of Pediatrics says vaccination policies in the U.S. need a shot in the arm.

Dieting and Weight Talk Are Bad for All Adolescents, Says American Academy of Pediatrics

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics published new recommendations for “Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents.” The recommendations, which will appear in the September issue of Pediatrics (the academy’s flagship...Show More Summary

One approach can prevent teen obesity, eating disorders, new guidelines say

A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Scientific evidence summarized in the new recommendations shows that physicians and parents...Show More Summary

5 simple steps to prevent teen obesity and eating disorders

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics offer a single approach comprised of five simple and sensible strategies.

A Startling New Study Determines How Unsafe Your Baby's Sleep Environment Really Is

A recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics used video monitoring for the first time to determine that, although it's been understood that a baby's sleep environment impacts sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), many parents...Show More Summary

Study Finds Alarming Number Of Babies Sleeping In Unsafe Environments

A new report suggests parents in the U.S. are ill-informed when it comes to safe sleeping practices for babies. Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a study that found an alarming number of babies sleep in unsafe...Show More Summary

Safe Sleeping Space for Babies

Many parents and caregivers are placing babies in unsafe sleeping environments associated with increased risks of death. That's according to a new report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Mayo Clinic pediatrician Dr. Robert Jacobson says, "This study points out what many of us fear. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Denies Trans Teen’s Use of Boys Bathroom

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports transgender students right to use restrooms that match their gender. So does the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which sided with Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old transgender boy, in April after his Gloucester County, Virginia school district denied him access to the boys bathroom.

Violence -- Both Real And Virtual -- Has A Serious Effect On Children

By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians, parents, industry and policymakers need to join forces to limit children’s exposure to virtual and real violence, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media. “What is needed is stronger political will,” said Dr. Show More Summary

American Academy Of Pediatrics Claims Broad Consensus On Violent Media Effect That Doesn't Remotely Exist

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Search through all of our stories about the supposed link between violent movies and games and real world violence by those that enjoy them, and you should come away with the impression that, at the very least, the science isn't settled on the issue. Show More Summary

Why Pediatricians Should Teach Sex Ed

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Pediatricians should discuss sex ed with young patients and their parents, according to a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics.The report denounces abstinence-only education as "ineffective" and says that studies have shown that all children should receive "developmentally appropriate" sex education from a variety of sources: not just ... More »

Academy of Pediatrics rejects abstinence ed, urges doctors to talk sex with young kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reject abstinence education and advise doctors to become actively involved in early childhood sexual instruction.

Another Day, Another Alarmist Warning Against Violent Games

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a powerful statement about the effects of “virtual violence” on children that media psychologists are describing as disingenuous. Read more...

9 Ways Dads Can Nudge Their Child's Doctor

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a significant report on the importance of dads to the health and well-being of their child, and to the health and well-being of the mothers of their child. The report arrives 12Show More Summary

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