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American Pediatricians Issue Statement That Transgenderism Is ‘Child Abuse’?

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Snopes

It was an official-sounding but fringe group of politically motivated pediatricians who issued a statement on gender, not the respected American Academy of Pediatrics.

Why Screen Time Is Actually Really Important For Kids (and Moms!)

I am not a crunchy, hippy mom: I only breastfed my son for six months, the minimum recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. I put him in his crib on the very first night he came home. I could never figure out how to wrap him to my body in yards of stretchy jersey, and I have never been bothered about my son getting a little screen time. Show More Summary

AAP, Vanderbilt neonatologist urge public health approach for opioid use during pregnancy

(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement today stating that a public health response, rather than a punitive approach, is needed to address the increasing number of pregnant women using opioids.

Preemies in neonatal intensive care units exposed to loud noises

Preemies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics, suggests new research. Conversely, the researchers also found that some preemies may not get enough exposure to beneficial sounds, such as language and music, that can improve early development.

NICU Study Highlights Need to Reduce Loud Noises, Boost Beneficial Sounds

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that preemies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Show More Summary

Dr. Paul Thomas Responds to AAP's Dr. Fernando Stein's Vaccine Safety Article

By Anne Dachel On January 10, 2017, an article by the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fernando Stein, MD, and Vice President, Karen Remley, MD, entitled, American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines, was published...

Schools should discontinue support for football. Here’s why.

Should school boards discontinue support for high school football? That’s the provocative title of a recent article in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The background to this controversy is the increasing...Show More Summary

American Academy of Pediatrics Says Kids Have a “Right”to Abortion

Today, Ohio Right to Life and a coalition of medical associations urged the American Academy of Pediatrics to rescind its recent statement reaffirming abortion as a “right” of adolescents. The Academy released its statement last week, along with a sharp critique of parental consent and notification laws. In a subsequent interview, supporters of the statement called […]

The American Academy of Pediatrics Gun Safety Recommendation

How should parents address issues like gun violence and safety with young children? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. AnswerShow More Summary

American Academy Of Pediatrics: Protect Immigrant Children After Trump Immigration Crackdown

The AAP issued a statement pledging support for immigrant children and their families in the wake of a proposed crackdown on immigration by the Trump administration. Adverse physical and psychological effects could result from a proposed restriction on immigration by the president, says the AAP.

PG-13 Movies Have As Much Gun Violence As R-Rated Films Nowadays

Major PG-13 films are often at least as likely as R-rated films to depict gun violence, according to a new analysis published in Pediatrics, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. And increasingly often,...Show More Summary

New Year, Old Story: Gun Violence Still Rising In PG-13 Films, Report Says

The new year brings an update to the very old debate about gun violence in movies: On Wednesday, an article in the journal Pediatrics, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, reported that portrayals of gun violence in movies rated PG-13 continued to approximate those in R-rated films through 2015. Show More Summary

Dr. Steven Schwarz Is the Recipient of the 2016 Murray Davidson Award

Steven M. Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF, professor of pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was honored with the prestigious Murray Davidson Award for 2016 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Pediatrics Group Discourages Use of E-Cigarettes in Teens

A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics concludes the earlier teens start using any product with nicotine, including e-cigarettes, the stronger their addiction will be and the harder it will be for them to quit, HealthDay reports. The post Pediatrics Group Discourages Use of E-Cigarettes in Teens appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

The dangers of holiday decorations

2 months agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

Holiday decorations definitely add to the festive mood, but they often come with some risks. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has offered up recommendations for parents to keep their little ones safe around holiday décor. For...Show More Summary

The Cough that Doesn’t Go Away

2 months agoHealth : Well

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using over-the-counter cough medications in young children.

A Parent's Guide to the American Academy of Pediatrics Screen Time Guidelines

THIS BLOG POST IS WRITTEN WITH KATHY HIRSH-PASEK AND BRENNA HASSINGER-DAS, PH.D., ONE OF OUR EXTREMELY TALENTED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS. Children's digital media is back in the news. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new...Show More Summary

Young Children Need Better Access to Mental Health Care

Almost 10 percent of very young children struggle with significant mental health problems, yet few are getting help, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement co-authored by a Tulane University child psychiatrist.

America's 60 largest companies all fail to provide the recommended amount of parental leave

None of the 60 largest US corporations, offer the suggested amount of parental leave set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a new report finds. The report was published by Parental Leave in the United States (PL+US), a nonprofit...Show More Summary

Mothers Feel Stigmatized and Experience Guilt Over Their Feeding Choices

Breastfeeding is also recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But does any of this make the choice to breastfeed a superior one? More importantly, do breastfeeding mothers have the...Show More Summary

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