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Pediatricians’ Rx For Schools: Later Start Times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

08/25/2014

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Pediatricians Push For Reading To Children

With increased recognition of the importance of brain development in a child’s first three years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking members to become advocates for reading aloud to children.

07/01/2014

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Study: Cranky Kids Watch More TV

“Early childhood self-regulation problems are associated with mildly increased media exposure, even after controlling for important confounding variables,” researchers say.

04/14/2014

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Don’t Be Frightened By Child’s Low-Grade Fever

Not all fevers require medication.

04/03/2014

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Infants Being Screened For Vision Problems

According to new information, a portable screening device to screen for vision problems in infants can be used as early as 6 months of age.

11/05/2013

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Making Sure Your Breast Milk Is Safe

Many women choose to breastfeed, and when they do, they often have a very common question: Are medications that I take when I’m breastfeeding safe for the baby?

08/26/2013

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Kids Pick Up TV Watching Habits From Parents

Do you watch too much television? If you do, it probably means that you are more likely to have children who do the same.

07/22/2013

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Cheerleading Needs Sports Safety Rules, Docs Say

Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms — it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation’s leading group of pediatricians says.

10/22/2012

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The Dangers Of Sexting

There is a disturbing report about an issue with teenagers that was not even on the radar a decade ago – sexting.

07/10/2012

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The HPV Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics and many other organizations are recommending that both girls and boys get the human papillomavirus vaccine.

03/21/2012

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HPV Vaccine Recommended For Boys

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all boys between the ages of 11 and 12 receive the three-dose vaccine for the human papillomavirus or hpv.

02/09/2012

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Exercise May Help Kids Learn

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, regular exercise can have a direct effect on a child’s success in school, academically.

01/06/2012

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Health: Babies & Toddlers Should Learn From Play, Not Screens

A new warning for parents with toddlers. The youngsters should have more play time, less screen time. 90 percent of parents admit their children under two watch some form of electronic media.

10/18/2011

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