American Academy of Pediatrics

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Study: US Infants Still Sleeping With Unsafe Blankets, Bedding

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice. That’s according to researchers who say 17 years of national data show parents need to be better informed.

12/01/2014

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Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants For Teen Girls

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation’s most influential pediatricians’ group recommends.

09/29/2014

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Pediatricians’ Rx for Schools: Later Start Times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

08/25/2014

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Doctors to Parents: Start Reading to Kids Early

The nation’s largest pediatricians’ group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy.

06/24/2014

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AAP: In-Store Clinics Not Appropriate For Primary Care Of Children

Officials with the American Academy of Pediatrics stated recently that clinics found inside of retail locations are not appropriate sources of primary care for children.

02/24/2014

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American Academy Of Pediatrics Calls For Ban On Raw Milk Products

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending people dump out their raw milk.

12/16/2013

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Doctors: Teenagers Should Have Better Access To Condoms

Researchers from the Committee on Adolescence at the American Academy of Pediatrics said that condoms should be made more available to teenagers.

10/28/2013

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Influential Pediatricians Group Backs Gay Marriage

The nation’s most influential pediatrician’s group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child’s health and well-being.

03/21/2013

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Pediatricians: Prescribe Plan B To Teens Before Sex

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that emergency contraception drugs be prescribed to sexually active teenagers as a preventative measure.

11/29/2012

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Study: Bounce Houses A Party Hit But Kids’ Injuries Soar

They may be a big hit at kids’ birthday parties, but inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous, with the number of injuries soaring in recent years, a nationwide study found.

11/26/2012

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