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Does the School Day Start Too Early For Teenagers?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging middle and high schools to start their days later because teenagers are biologically programmed to wake up closer to 8 a.m., a time in which most schools have already had the kids learning for close to an hour. The government recommends a start time of 8:30 a.m. Show More Summary

How To Prevent Screen Addiction In Your Young Children

Recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics urge parents to limit the time their young children spend interacting with entertainment media, explaining that youngsters "learn best by interacting with people, not screens." Dr. Show More Summary

What Experts Think About 3 Common Screen Exposures For Babies

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a clear stance on screen time for children under the age of 2, discouraging children under the age of 2. "A child's brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens," the AAP has said. Show More Summary

Celebrity Parents Make Good Screen Sense A Priority

Celebrity kids, they're just like us: addicted to glowing screens of every shape and size. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children spend an average of seven hours a day consuming entertainment media from televisions, computers, tablets, and phones. Show More Summary

9 Things Kids Can Play With In-flight That Don't Involve Technology

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Flying with kids. Some call it fun, but most call it a necessary evil. As the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents withhold screen time from their children before the age of 2, here are 9 ways to keep your kids entertained in-flight. Show More Summary

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

3 months 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

3 months agoHealth : 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

4 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

4 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 […]

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