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A nutty weapon to fight peanut allergy

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.

3 Common Signs of ADD/ADHD

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

Anti-vaxx moms may not be reachable or teachable: researchers

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Solid Foods Being Fed to Infants Too Early, CDC Says

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

New Tactics for Battling Head Lice

last monthHealth : Well

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its advice to doctors on how best to treat children and families affected by head lice.

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

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.

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