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.
The decision goes against recommendations from the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, but Michigan doesn't currently have anti-discrimination laws that can address the doctor's behavior.
Last August, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement regarding school start times, really a plea to all middle and high schools to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The statement emerged as a result of accumulating evidence showing that earlier school start times effectively restrict an adolescent’s ability to get regular healthful […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics threw its weight behind using cannabinoids for life-limiting or severely debilitating conditions.
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ newest statement about marijuana opposes legalization. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Medical marijuana’s increased use throughout the United States has brought with it a wave of parents who have used the drug to treat their sick children, often with impressive results. However, with the drug classified as schedule 1 under the Controlled Substances Act, along with other drugs that...
Medical weed shouldn't be given to sick kids, except for those who are ill with no other options, the American Academy of Pediatrics said.
Why the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to change the drug's illegal status.
The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to put the issue of marijuana "into the health system, where it really should be." The post Even Major Doctors’ Group Thinks Marijuana Research Ban Is Outdated appeared first on ThinkProgress...
Post by Marisa Torrieri Bloom. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend we vaccinate our kids to ensure their good health. Yet the anti-vax movement is bigger than ever, and many moms who do vaccinate their kids are choosing to do it on a delayed schedule. Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) are urging Congress to extend the current-law payment parity for primary care and immunization services under Medicaid for at least two years. Show More Summary
For the second time in just a few months, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is warning parents about unsafe sleeping conditions. The post Study: Half of U.S. Infants are Still Placed to Sleep with Potentially Hazardous Bedding appeared first on Growing Your Baby.
Lisa Guernsey reads through a guide on the subject: For years, the [American Academy of Pediatrics] has told parents to avoid using screens with children younger than 2. It’s a recommendation based on an understandable concern that parents will substitute screen-watching for the warm, real-world interactions children need. But it doesn’t allow for the possibility […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That's an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it? Image: Shutterstock The post Discussing Disabled Sexuality Is a Radical Act appeared first on RH Reality Check.
SAN DIEGO – When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published its policy statement in 1999 discouraging electronic media use by children under 2, the focus was on television programs, videos and DVDs. Over the past 15 years, the technology landscape has changed dramatically. Show More Summary
Preschoolers might be the key to identifying the next big disease outbreak, finds a new study soon to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference. The idea is simple—the researchers created an online disease surveillance system that allows child care staff to log symptoms, like fever or stomach flu, that they see…
Rebecca Leber flags some new medical advice for teens: “The American Academy of Pediatrics has just revised its official position on birth control: The academy’s new guidance advises members to recommend intrauterine devices (IUDs) and...Show More Summary
Right on the heels of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending the IUD for teenage girls comes a new study that confirms that long-lasting contraception really is the key to reducing teen pregnancy dramatically. St. Louis has,...Show More Summary
For years, we’ve assumed that osteoporosis—increased fragility of bones—is a condition related to older people. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics, now believes that the foundation for this condition is actually laid in early childhood and adolescence. Show More Summary
For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended long-acting reversible contraception, like IUDs and contraceptive implants, as "first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents." The guidelines, published in the journal...Show More Summary