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
Under new guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, for the first time pediatricians will discuss with parents the importance of early literacy. Research has shown that much of the brain's development happens during the first three years of a child's life, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary
Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Jeffrey Brown and Dr. Pamela High discuss strategies for parents and how to interact with your children during “screen-time” activities. According to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics published this week, pediatricians...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises doctors to recommend reading to infants, and for good reason. Reading is a habit best formed early.
With the increased recognition that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its members to become advocates.
Well it's about damn time. At their annual meeting in Chicago this weekend, the American Medical Association joined the American Academy of Pediatrics in deciding that cheerleading should be considered a sport due to it's "rigors and...Show More Summary
Post by Maressa Brown. From the moment you find out you're expecting, you want to be sure that you're doing everything you can to promote your baby's wellness and development. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that women's...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (the aapd) had its annual meeting in Boston last weekend. This is the annual gathering of pediatric dentists, staff, vendors, family and friends for fun and education. Most of the meeting is continuing education. Show More Summary
Washington D.C., May 22, 2014 – A study published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found a very much higher discharge rate for pediatric bipolar (PBD) in children and adolescents aged 1-19 years in the US compared to England between the years 2000-2010. read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends ADHD not be diagnosed until at least the age of 4. So why are so many doctors prescribing meds to 2- and 3-year-olds?
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Rifle Association are embroiled in a knock-down fight over the right of doctors to advise parents on gun control.
The lawn mower is one of the most dangerous household tools. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, each year 68,000 people are treated in the emergency department for lawn mower related injuries, and 9,400 of them are children under the age of 18. Most childhood injuries due to lawn mowers are related to riding mowers, and most are injured in their own yard.
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding for at least the first six months of baby's life, but let's be honest, that's not an option for every mom. Bottle-feeding moms can take comfort...Show More Summary