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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Maryland releases breast-feeding recommendations for hospitals

    Maryland releases breast-feeding recommendations for hospitals
    Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk. The Maryland...
  • Regulations on Maryland's crib bumper ban finalized

    Regulations on Maryland's crib bumper ban finalized
    Maryland health officials have published final regulations to prohibit the sale of decorative bumpers that line the inside of baby cribs, making this the first state with such a ban. The regulations issued by the Maryland Department of Health and...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Book Boosters. First Wednesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m.; and...
  • Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, behavioral pediatrics clinic director

    Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, behavioral pediatrics clinic director
    Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, medical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic who also was a consultant to city public schools, died Oct. 18 of pancreatic cancer at her Columbia home. The former Catonsville and...
  • Common fallacies about children of same-sex couples

    I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage." I had never heard that...
  • Research shows gay and lesbian couples are good parents

    More than 30 years of scientific research have shown that children do best when raised by two loving, committed parents, regardless of gender. This is the conclusion reached by a comprehensive review of virtually every study on the subject conducted by...
  • Study shows boys are starting puberty earlier

    Study shows boys are starting puberty earlier
    We have a joke in my house that whenever the boys are out of sorts, we attribute it to puberty. It turns out, this might not be so funny. New research shows that boys, like girls, are reaching puberty earlier—as young as 9 in some cases. A study...
  • Letter: Marriage has always been a relationship between a man and a woman

    McClelan's letter in response to mine of Sept. 6 on same sex marriage is full of logical errors ("Flawed assumptions litter argument against same-sex marriage," Sept.13). The fact that marriage has always been a loving committed relationship between a...
  • Mothers feeding babies solid food too soon

    Mothers feeding babies solid food too soon
    Moms are feeding their babies solid foods before their bodies are developed enough to handle it, a new study by the Centers For Disease Control has found. The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advised that babies don't get solid food until they are...
  • Keep babies safe, not just stylish

    Keep babies safe, not just stylish
    The recent feature article regarding nurseries ("Making rooms for baby," March 10) provides nice design advice, but it fails to provide safe advice for a sleeping newborn. Many of the photographs in the article highlight unsafe cribs. In the Baltimore...
  • The Littlest Vegans

    The Littlest Vegans
    Eleven-year-old Tyler Parker-Rollins says being vegan isn't always easy. But he says it's also "fun" and that he plans to be one "forever." His 9-year-old brother, Will, loved it when his friends tried vegan pizza at his birthday party and "they...
  • Download it: IronKids app

    Download it: IronKids app
    A new mobile app developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics aims to help children stay free from sports injuries by encouraging them to do some home strength-training. The IronKids app includes workout demonstrations and tips from Dr. Jordan Metzl,...