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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Editorial: Sleeping in best for high school students

    Editorial: Sleeping in best for high school students
    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board would do well to study a proposal set to go before the Fairfax County School Board Monday night. According to a report from WJLA in Washington, Superintendent Karen Garza's plan would have high school...
  • Resident asks about later school start times for Glendale's middle school, high school students

    A Glendale resident asked school officials this week to explore implementing later start times for middle and high school students. During a school board meeting on Tuesday, Alfred Hacopian referred to the recent policy stance made by the American...
  • Top Home Remedies For Your Sick Child

    Top Home Remedies For Your Sick Child
    It’s autumn and this time of year, everyone’s schedule slows down a bit, as outdoor activities wind down and kids return to school. But they still get everyday minor health ailments, such as headaches and insomnia from back-to-school...
  • African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows. Breastfeeding provides...
  • Delay morning school start for teens: pediatricians

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle and high schools should delay their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. to benefit the health and welfare of students, according to a new policy statement from a large organization of U.S. pediatricians. Instead of having...
  • Later school starts would have many consequences

    For years, Americans have seen proposals come and go on starting classes later for students in high schools and middle schools. In 1999, the California Legislature had a bill to delay school start times; it didn't pass. In 2005, Pittsburgh school...
  • Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes

    Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes
    If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.  The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health...
  • Tips to Tackle 'Back to School' Anxiety

    Tips to Tackle 'Back to School' Anxiety
    New sneakers, freshly sharpened pencils and lunch money. It's not here yet...but, it's coming. The first day of school. This important yearly event is no doubt exciting yet it can also cause extreme nerves in some kids.  Parents can start prepping...
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word
    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
  • Teens need later school start times, pediatricians say

    Teens need later school start times, pediatricians say
    American teenagers don't get enough sleep, often because their "biological sleep rhythms" clash with the wake-up times required by their schools' early starts -- and that's a problem says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The physicians group this...
  • Why Olivia Wilde's Glamour breastfeeding photo is a slap in the face

    Why Olivia Wilde's Glamour breastfeeding photo is a slap in the face
    This week, Glamour released pictures to be featured in its September issue of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her 5-month-old son Otis. Sitting in a diner, clad in a Roberto Cavalli dress nursing her naked infant, Wilde looks gorgeous and at ease. She embodies...
  • Doctors may be missing chances to talk to teens about smoking

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less than a third of teens say their doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use, according to a new study. "Given that tobacco is still the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., it is surprising...