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Mayo Clinic Radio: Media recommendations for children / statins / awareness under anesthesia

Today's generation of children is growing up immersed in media. From TV and video games to smartphones and social media, there’s the possibility of constant media exposure. Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced new recommendations for children’s media use, including how to make a family media use plan. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. […]

Premature infants at greater risk of SIDS

(Rutgers University) Premature infants still have a greater risk compared to full-term babies of dying of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths despite recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics that hospital NICU's provide more safe infant sleep education to parents before they go home.

Karate laurels, local cross fit athlete to compete on world stage … Bravo!

Fighting all odds: Brett Cutshall and Kathy Jahr have earned the rank of Brown Belt from the American Martial Arts Academy in Placentia. Students there for four-plus years, Cutshall, 44, has Down syndrome and Jahr, 38, is autistic. “I was almost in tears” at the promotion ceremony, said Nikhil Joshi, academy director and sensei. “When […]

A British conductor is deported from the US

Phil Evans, conductor of the Philadelphia Symphonic Winds and until recently director of music at Valley Forge Military Academy & College, has been deported from the US. PSW is ‘an American band with a British accent’. Phil has been obliged to open a Kickstarter page here to help his family with relocation costs. A further sign […]

Walden elected fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma research associate professor and director, Susan E. Walden, has been elected to the Academy of Fellows for the American Society for Engineering Education. Walden, the first ASEE awardee...Show More Summary

Doctors and patient advocates are slamming the Senate Republicans' healthcare plan

Doctors and patient groups slammed the Better Care Reconciliation Act released by Republican Senators on Thursday, taking issue in particular with Medicaid cuts in the bill.The groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and...Show More Summary

The uncomfortable question you have to ask before your kid goes to a sleepover

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Each year on June 21, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence encourage parents to ask questions about whether guns are accessible to their children.        

Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?

(American Academy of Ophthalmology) A new study suggests that most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pink eye, are getting the wrong treatment.

Protect Your Brain: Free Bike Helmet Giveaway in Minneapolis

For a sixth consecutive year, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will be giving away 1,000 bike helmets to children and adults on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Mill City Farmers Market. The free bike helmet giveaway is designed to raise awareness of and help prevent head injuries in Minnesota. Show More Summary

Boko Haram Back in the News: Two Abducted Girls Graduate from American High School

For two Nigerian girls, tragedy spurred a desire to impact the world for good. Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu—abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram in April 2014—just graduated from Oregon’s Canyonville Christian Academy. From the bright...Show More Summary

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 2018 Animated Release ‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’

Fun Academy Motion Pictures has just released its teaser trailer for its first animated family film: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. The film tells the true story of a stray dog named Stubby who was rescued off the streets by a young American soldier and then became a hero of WWI. Show More Summary

How often do kids need to shampoo: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

A child’s hair-washing routine depends on age, activity level and ethnicity, according to dermatologists. The American Academy of Dermatology’s guidelines say, older, more active kids generally need to shampoo more often. However, there are exceptions. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, pediatric dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis gives some advice on how often your child […]

New Baby Sleep Info Goes Against Everything We've Been Told

Post by Ashley Austrew. When you're a new parent, few things are more important than the three S's: sleep, safety, and sanity. Most of us attain those things by carefully heeding the advice of experts, like the American Academy of Pediatrics...Show More Summary

Sleep disturbances predict substance use among college athletes

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results of a new study show that sleep disturbance is strongly related to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among student athletes in college.

Insomnia: What It Is And How To Treat It

America can’t sleep. Thirty to 35 percent of people in the U.S. experience at least one symptom of insomnia—and about 10 percent of us have the full-blown condition, according to data from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. ButShow More Summary

Penn's Ilene Rosen Elected President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Ilene Rosen, MD, MSCE, an associate professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and program director of the Penn Sleep Fellowship, has been elected the 32nd president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) board of directors. Show More Summary

Baby sleeping in same room associated with less sleep, unsafe sleep habits

(Penn State) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents keep babies in the same room with them to sleep for the first year to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But room sharing between babies and mothers beyond...Show More Summary

Sleep regularity is important for the happiness and well-being of college students

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results from the 'SNAPSHOT study,' an NIH-funded collaborative research project between the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and MIT Media Lab Affective Computing Group, suggest that keeping a regular sleep pattern contributes to the happiness and well-being of college students.

Babies born to mothers with sleep apnea have higher risk of adverse neonatal outcomes

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study is the first to demonstrate a higher risk of congenital anomalies and resuscitation at birth in newborns of mothers who have obstructive sleep apnea.

Bed partners may unintentionally contribute to the perpetuation of insomnia

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results from a new study show that partners of people who have insomnia may try to be supportive by engaging in a range of behaviors that unintentionally contradict treatment recommendations.

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