For years, doctors and scientists believed infants' brains were not developed enough for them to feel pain, but science has since shown that is not true. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging health care providers to take...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends in its new guidelines that all children regardless of risk level be regularly tested for high cholesterol, depression, and HIV, screenings that could detect issues early enough to eliminate the need for medication later in life. What do you think?
Each year, the American Academy of Pediatrics updates it recommendations for well-child visits. The latest version emphasizes screening adolescents for high cholesterol, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and HIV. Many families mayShow More Summary
Although sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has gone down significantly over the years -- mainly thanks to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “Back to Sleep” campaign launched in 1992, encouraging parents to put babies to sleep on their backs -- SIDS is still the leading cause of death in infants under 12 months old in the U.S. Show More Summary
In December 2015, The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a Report that highlighted the role pediatricians have in identifying children who need early intervention (EI) or special education services. “The pediatric health care...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its updated list of recommended health care screenings for children, that include checking for depression, high cholesterol and HIV. Mayo Clinic Children's Center pediatrician Dr. Angela...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric patients with osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral condyle, also known as...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new screening recommendations Monday, encouraging more preventive testing in children.
You may have heard of the "2-hour rule," a guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that states children should get no more than 2 hours of "screen time" a day (and none at all for those under age 2). But given the sheer...Show More Summary
Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute The American Academy of Pediatrics says the overuse of antibiotics to speed growth in animals is a creating a significant public health threat. In a new report, the group warns the drug-resistant bacteria showing up in the food supply is endangering medicine's ability to treat young patients. Jeff Olsen has more in this Mayo Clinic […]
Trying to raise your kids with little or no screen time? It’s a nightmare, isn’t it. Back in 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a set of guidelines aimed at advising parents on how to manage their children’s technology use. The famous policy, drafted before the release of the first iPad, advised parents to […]
You may have heard that "screen time" -- time with TV, phones, tablets, computers, or video games -- is bad for babies and toddlers. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics reversed course on their previous advice about screen time for kids under two." (more…)
A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns that the widespread practice of giving antibiotics to livestock for growth promotion and the prevention of disease among animals in agriculture is making the drugs ineffective when they are needed to treat infections in people.
Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute Injuries like concussions increase as football players get older and bigger. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says teaching tackling to younger players could make the game safer. Reporter Jeff Olsen has more on the group's recommendations in this Mayo Clinic Minute. [TRT 1:11] Journalists: Video is available in […]
When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) makes a recommendation, a lot of people listen. That's why when the organization came out with its last set of recommendations about screen time for children, a lot of people were unhappy. In...Show More Summary
According to a recent report from our sister site mHealthWatch, mobile users are getting younger and younger. And The American Academy of Pediatrics isn’t quite as bummed out about that reality as it used to be. “A new study,” USA Today reports, suggests that nearly “one in four parents is using a mobile device to […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging the FCC to adopt cellphone radiation standards that protect children's health.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its stance on the potential harm smartphones and iPads can do to developing children.
One out of every six advertisements in two of the most popular US parenting magazines illustrate a scene or endorse a product that violates a policy recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found a recent study. That's more than 300 ads in just two years' worth of the magazine's [...]
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a number of safety measures to reduce the risk of tackling-related injuries in youth football.