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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Gay marriage opponents need to get the facts about homosexuality

    Gay marriage opponents need to get the facts about homosexuality
    A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...
  • Baltimore County ignores the flashing lights

    Baltimore County ignores the flashing lights
    If Maryland motorists demonstrate too little respect for school bus safety, then drivers in Baltimore County are practically off the charts. Unfortunately, there's not much sign of that worrisome attitude changing any time soon. That's because the...
  • Protect children from toxic chemicals

    While delighted to learn from Michael Hawthorne's article ("Pediatricians Seek Change in Lax Toxic Chemicals Law," April 25) that the American Academy of Pediatrics has joined a national campaign to revise the 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), such...
  • Time to ban bumpers

    Time to ban bumpers
    Finally, the description of Maryland as a "nanny state" could actually apply — and it's a good thing. Late last week, a state task force recommended that crib bumpers, the padded liners used on the inside of baby cribs, be declared a hazard. They...
  • Autism doctor: My therapy is unconventional, but it works

    Autism doctor: My therapy is unconventional, but it works
    If there's a single statement that everyone who works in the field of autism can agree on, it's that there is so much that we still don't know. Medical professionals can't even definitively say why more children are being diagnosed as having autism or...
  • Pediatrics group reaffirms position on breastfeeding

    Pediatrics group reaffirms position on breastfeeding
    The American Academy of Pediatrics today reaffirmed its position that women should breast feed for at least a year to get the best health benefits for their babies. The group said in a paper published in the March issue of Pediatrics that women should...
  • High school athletic trainers do more than you might think

    High school athletic trainers do more than you might think
    As a certified athletic trainer at Archbishop Spalding, T.J. Morgan considers himself fortunate. He has never had to deal with a catastrophic situation in 14 years of administering to Cavaliers student-athletes. Such situations are rare, but should he...
  • MD lawmakers pass legislation to beef up child safety seat law

    MD lawmakers pass legislation to beef up child safety seat law
    State lawmakers have passed legislation pushed by Maryland doctors that will change the state's child safety seat laws. The law requires children under the age of 8 to sit in a child car safety seats unless they are 4'9" or taller. The bill, pushed by...
  • Time to get tough on vaccine refusal

    Time to get tough on vaccine refusal
    Throughout the United States, a potentially lethal war is erupting. It is a war that puts millions of innocent lives in danger and undermines the centuries-long sacred bond between physicians and patients. This is a war between pediatricians and...
  • Dr. Louise Schnaufer

    Dr. Louise Schnaufer
    Dr. Louise Schnaufer, an internationally renowned pediatric surgeon who had been associated with Union Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital early in her career, died Oct. 14 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Cathedral Village, a...
  • Parents must play a role in preventing childhood obesity

    As physicians who treat overweight children in Maryland daily, we strongly support the views expressed by Horizon Foundation CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick in her recent commentary on childhood obesity ("A healthier way to snack," May 15). We urge parents to...
  • Maryland doctors probe old cases for lead exposure

    Maryland doctors probe old cases for lead exposure
    A day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut in half the threshold for determining lead exposure in the nation's children, pediatricians faced the task of identifying new cases from thousands of their old files. The...