American Academy of Pediatrics

Experts: Parents Should Keep Up Kids' School Skills During SummerIf you’ve got young kids, the last think they are probably thinking about right now is school.
American Academy Of Pediatrics: Schools Should Push Back Start TimesDelaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a new policy.
‘Infant Cocooning’ Growing In Popularity Among New ParentsAs CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu reported, more and more parents are “infant cocooning,” which means being vaccinated before seeing the baby.
Dr. Max Gomez: Growing 'Water Birth' Trend May Be UnsafeTwo major doctors' groups have said that a growing trend that involves giving birth in a tub of warm water is not good for babies and could even be dangerous.
Study: Tablets, Smartphones Are The New Electronic BabysittersTablets and smartphones have found their way into a growing number of tiny hands, according to a new study.
Study: Parents Should Limit Children's Use Of Social Media, SmartphonesA leading group of pediatricians says parents need to know that unrestricted use of smartphones and social media could have serious consequences for their kids.
N.J. Senate Panel Supports Bill To Make Medical Marijuana Available To KidsThe Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday approved the bill that would eliminate requiring written confirmation from a pediatrician and a psychiatrist in order for juveniles to get medical marijuana.
Study: Many Parents Feed Babies Solid Food Too SoonExperts say just because your baby seems to be interested in what you are eating does not mean it is time to fix him a plate.
FDA Investigating Reports Of Deaths Linked To Monster Energy Drink The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after they consumed Monster Energy Drink, which comes in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola.
HealthWatch: Children And ChemicalsPediatricians are worried children are being exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals, Dr. Max Gomez reports.
New Guidelines Suggest Kids Ride In Booster Seats Until Age 12A doctors group and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1. And some kids should ride in booster seats until age 12.
Eating Disorders Rising Among Younger ChildrenA new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that eating disorders are happening to girls and boys as young as 7 years-old at alarming rates.
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