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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Read to babies every day, pediatricians now say

    Read to babies every day, pediatricians now say
    Any experienced parent will tell you: You really can't expect your kids to start reading until long after they start talking. If your daughter or son can make out words at 4, jump for joy. And this parent, like many others, learned the hard way that it'...
  • We can't be gun-shy when it comes to our kids

    We can't be gun-shy when it comes to our kids
    As the mom of an infant and a toddler, I have been both dreading and dying to hear another parent ask me one question: "Do you have a gun in your house?"  It's a question Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Mass., told me she has wished every day for the...
  • Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds

    Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
  • Keeping family safety in mind this summer

    It's finally feeling like summer here on the East Coast and everyone is counting down to the end of the school year. While summer brings with it many great activities such as boating, swimming and hiking, it also brings tons of potential dangers to your...
  • FDA to pregnant women: Eat more fish (but choose with care)

    FDA to pregnant women: Eat more fish (but choose with care)
    The Food and Drug Administration, underlining the potential health benefits to infants and young children of fatty acids found plentifully in fish, on Tuesday urged pregnant women and new mothers to consume more fish and to feed it more often to their...
  • EatingWell: Don't want food treated with antibiotics? Pay attention to labels

    More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly--sometimes even daily--with antibiotic-laced food and water in a...
  • Help for Families: Is it safe to share a bed with an an infant?

     
    Q: My son and his wife just had a baby. They have decided to let their baby sleep with them in their bed at night. I am concerned that this might not be a good thing. Are there any risks in doing this? A: There are different opinions on bed-sharing or co-...
  • Tom Zirpoli: Overuse of ADHD label growing

    Just when I thought it was safe to never again write a column about Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and the abuse of medicating millions of American children, another study comes out that proves what many of us have been saying since the ADHD...
  • Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults

    Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults
    If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness....
  • Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development

    Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development
    When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development. “Parents play a daily role in...
  • RadZoneKids Prepares Children For Medical Imaging Tests

    Despite the cartoon characters, coloring pages and Nickelodeon-esque font, it's quickly apparent that RadZoneKids.com is not a typical website for children. It has a word-search game with "radiation," "diagnose" and "xray." There's a printable coloring...
  • Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

    Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say
    African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday. Anyone who’s ever lived with a teenager knows they...