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Hundreds Of Health Groups Plead With Trump To Look At Scientific Evidence On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Hundreds of state and national medical groups on Tuesday sent President Donald Trump scientific evidence debunking the theory that chil...

The American Academy of Pediatrics Gun Safety Recommendation

Quora | Posted 02.06.2017 | Parents

How should parents address issues like gun violence and safety with young children? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowled...

PG-13 Movies Have As Much Gun Violence As R-Rated Films Nowadays

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment

Major PG-13 films are often at least as likely as R-rated films to depict gun violence, according to a new analysis published in Pediatrics, the offic...

Breast-Fed Babies Aren't Getting Enough Vitamin D, Study Suggests | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living

Many breast-fed infants may not be getting enough vitamin D, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 184 women who were breast-feeding, and found t...

There's A Simple Way To Help Kids Learn More: Start School Later

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

In recent years, American teens have earned less than stellar scores on a national exam administered by the U.S. Department of Education. On the Natio...

Why The New Rules On Baby Sleep Safety Matter

Well Rounded NY | Posted 10.31.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

I'm a strong believer in evidence-based medicine, and we know we can take steps to keep our babies safe during their sleep.

Speak Out Against False Formula Advertising: An Open Letter to the FDA

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Grayson

The Food and Drug Administration is considering tougher oversight of infant formula labeling and advertising to ensure that the often misleading "stru...

Children, Screens, and Why It's Time to Take Back Childhood

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 10.24.2016 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

"Our children deserve the freedom to unleash their imagination and experience wonder in the world so that they can discover themselves, their passions...

Study Finds Alarming Number Of Babies Sleeping In Unsafe Environments

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents

A new report suggests parents in the U.S. are ill-informed when it comes to safe sleeping practices for babies. Today, the American Academy of Pediatr...

Helping Parents Help Children in Traumatic Times

Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H.

Article originally appears HERE at SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Again the world grieves from another act of outrageous violence a...

CDC Report Says Doctors Aren't Following Guidelines for Treatment of Children with ADHD

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Behavior Therapy is first-line recommended treatment for young children with ADHD, but there is a lot of confusion about what it means, and it is an u...

Building Strong Children Today for a Strong Nation Tomorrow

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) recently devoted an entire supplement to a pressing policy crisis affecting pediatricians, public health workers, teachers and all of us and the nation's future: child poverty in America.

Toddlers vs. TV: Less Is Best, But Not Necessarily Realistic

Jill Campbell | Posted 02.16.2017 | Parents
Jill Campbell

The temptation to interact with screens around the home is inescapable. They are everywhere; in our kitchens, our living rooms, our playrooms and even...

Guns Make Anger and Despair Lethal

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

These new measures will not prevent every shooting that snuffs out the lives of nearly seven children to gun violence daily, but they will save many lives and help staunch the relentless plague of gun violence that terrorizes our nation's homes, schools and communities.

Why Are Children Less Valuable Than Guns in America? It's Time to Protect Children Not Guns

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns.

Conquering the Double Burden: Protecting Children From Obesity and Hunger

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Screening for hunger and connecting families to resources in their communities is an important first step to conquering the double burden. But since children consume more than half their daily calories at school, we have to make sure the food they eat there is healthy as well.

An Rx for Screen Time: Pediatricians and Kids' Media Use

Julie Dobrow | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Dobrow

When I heard that the AAP was starting to prepare a set of new recommendations for 2016, I was curious to know whether anything would change. I spoke with Dr. Ari Brown, chair of the AAP Children, Adolescents and Media Leadership Work Group to learn about the directions in which the AAP might go.

Pediatrics Group's Position on Tackling in Youth Football Strikes Right Balance

Brooke de Lench | Posted 10.28.2016 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

A multi-pronged approach to football safety, such as advocated by the AAP in its Policy Statement, and by the experts with whom I work on daily basis, is working. We just have to keep not just talking the talk, but walking the walk.

Should We Take the Tackling Out of Youth Football?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Tackling: in so many ways, it's what football is all about. Now, of course running, passing and scoring (and strategy) are important parts of football too. But it's tackling that stops the opponent. Without tackling, you can't play football. Or can you?

Simon and Back to the Future

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

If I could, I would travel back to Lankenau Hospital on October 2, 2004, when I was admitted for pre-term labor. I would request an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check my heart. They checked the flux capacitor before traveling through time.

American Academy of Pediatrics to End Affiliation With Monsanto

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Months after her initial contact with the AAP Segedie received some good news: The American Academy of Pediatrics has agreed to sever ties with Monsanto by the end of 2015. It is Segedie's hope that the AAP will scrutinize partnerships in a different way now

Screen Time and the AAP: Wait Just a Minute

Gail Cornwall | Posted 10.16.2016 | Parents
Gail Cornwall

News that TVs and iPads are healthier for our infants and toddlers than previously thought would indeed be cause for celebration as a world of cheap, flexible babysitting opens. But it's a little premature to be ordering cake and filling balloons, for a few reasons.

Screen Time and Kids: Pediatricians Work on a New Prescription

Diana Graber | Posted 10.01.2016 | Parents
Diana Graber

Research shows that the very young learn best via real life, back-and-forth "talk time." Passive viewing doesn't cut it. Additionally, unstructured offline play stimulates creativity and co-viewing media with children is critical.

7 Parenting Rules I Flat Out Refuse to Follow

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I don't mind being inundated with recommendations from doctors or even self-proclaimed "experts" telling me how to stay a healthy adult. What I do mind, however, is being boldly told what I should and shouldn't do with my children. Before you go having a temper tantrum, I fully recognize the hypocrisy I described. I just don't care.

How To Prevent Screen Addiction In Your Young Children

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics urge parents to limit the time their young children spend interacting with entertainment media...