A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds children are being prescribed antibiotics almost twice as often as needed. According to the study authors, that adds up to an estimated 11.4 million potentially unnecessary antimicrobial prescriptions a year. Read more...
by Dish Staff A new report indicates that science agrees with teenagers everywhere – school should start later: Seeing the mounting evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics [last week] released a new policy statement recommending that middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later. Doing so will align school […]
Eric James Sarmiento/Via creative commons Marketplace The American Academy of Pediatrics has joined a chorus that’s been growing louder for years: The school day should start later for teenagers because they aren’t wired to go to bed early — and they need their sleep. Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its strongest statement yet in favor of delaying the start times of schools attended by adolescents to 8:30 AM or later. Currently, only 15% of schools meet this requirement. Read more.....
Post by Suzee Skwiot. If you thought you knew everything about baby dental hygiene, think again. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new report that names tooth decay as "the most common chronic disease in children...Show More Summary
It's not just the grumbling, heavy-lidded teens of America who desperately want school to start later in the morning: The American Academy of Pediatrics has come right out and announced that classes shouldn't commence any earlier than 8:30. Read more...
American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that schools start later to allow students to sleep
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep for middle school and high school students. They say that pushing back school start times is a way to ensure students get the proper rest. Photo by Flickr user D. Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics just issued a new policy statement recommending that middle and high schools start class no earlier than 8:30 a.m. because adolescents have unique sleep rhythms that make it harder for them to go to sleep and wake up earlier than other people, and that sleep deprivation can affect academic achievement […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that middle and high schools begin their day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to allow for adequate rest for teens. The correct answer to "What time should school start? " is "whenever the poor teachers want." Read more...
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says schools are starting too early.
Keeping up with car seat rules and regulations can be dizzying. Laws vary from state to state, and they can differ from recommendations of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons? Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors. The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is […]
We applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) new policy statement recommendation that "pediatric providers promote early literacy development for children beginning in infancy" (AAP Policy Statement -- Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Practice. Show More Summary
Nation's experts participate in sports safety briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by The American Academy of Pediatrics, Safe Kids Worldwide and the Congressional Kids' Safety Caucus
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Your baby is about to reach another exciting milestone: eating solid food. The time at which this happens varies from baby to baby and mom to mom. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend moms exclusively...Show More Summary
We've been reading to our children basically since birth, so we had a head start on the news that broke this week about how beneficial that practice is. Our kids also watch more TV than the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. Clearly, I don't actually believe that television taught my kid to read - but I can confidently say it helped. Show More Summary
We are in the midst of World Cup soccer play, but this week has been a HOME-RUN for those of us in the early-learning literacy arena. On Tuesday, June 25th, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused...Show More Summary
Join us for a Twitter chat on childhood reading at 1 p.m EDT on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Donnie Ray Jones Is there any benefit in reading to a child who is not yet talking? The American Academy of Pediatrics says “yes.” The...Show More Summary
Post by Jeanne Sager. When you take your baby to the pediatrician, what do you expect them to prescribe? Antibiotics? Maybe some over-the-counter infant medicines? Surprise! The American Academy of Pediatrics is advising its doctorsShow More Summary