American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP)

Child Medication Measurements Confuse Parents

Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons? Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid...
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]]>(MedPage Today) -- Most healthcare professionals and patients are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding. And it is universally recommended by both the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics among numerous other...

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Aap: Autism Treatment Should Be Early, Intense, And Family-driven

]]>(MedPage Today) -- When it comes to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), early diagnosis, treating common comorbidities, and involving the family in collaborative interventions are key, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of...
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Slow Down And Enjoy A Safe Christmas

SATURDAY, Dec. 14, 2019 -- Keep the holidays happy, healthy and safe by following a few guidelines, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. "With a thoughtful approach, families can avoid some of the holiday frenzy, and focus on what is...
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American Academy Of Pediatrics: Medical Copy Editor

Competitive: American Academy of Pediatrics: Develop, copyedit, and revise scholarly content for the Department of Education to include assignments with online courses, assessments, and live c... Itasca, Illinois

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Climate Crisis: “we Have Got To Reduce The Manufacture And Use Of Milk Formula”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall An infant feeding specialist has called for curbs on the availability and use of baby formula, because of high CO2 emissions associated with its production. Call to curb baby formula emissions By AAP 3:31am Dec 4, 2019...
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Aap: Emergency Contraception Should Be Given To Sexually Active Teens

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 -- Pediatricians should provide emergency contraception (EC) to teenagers who have had unprotected or underprotected intercourse, according to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics published online Nov....
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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“how Are You Doing?” A Simple Question With A Big Impact.

From October 25 to October 29, 2019, more than 10,000 pediatricians from all over the world gathered in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, to attend the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. As the world’s...

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Health Tip: Do's And Don'ts Of Homemade Baby Formula

-- Infants need a balance of nutrients to grow properly and be healthy, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although homemade formulas may seem healthy or inexpensive, they may not meet your baby's nutritional needs. The academy mentions some...

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American Academy Of Pediatrics, Oct. 25-29

The American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition The annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics was held from Oct. 25 to 29 in New Orleans and attracted approximately 12,000 participants from around the world,...

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Aap: Too Much Unknown About Sugar Substitutes' Effects On Kids

(MedPage Today) -- Pediatricians advocate for improved food labeling

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Aap: Info Sparse For Nonnutritive Sweetener Use In Children

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- Nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) are increasingly being consumed by children, although more information is needed on their safety and long-term impact, according to a policy statement published online Oct. 28 in Pediatrics...

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Aap: Greater Access To Bariatric, Metabolic Surgery Urged For Youth

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- Greater access is encouraged for bariatric and metabolic surgery for pediatric populations, according to a technical report and policy statement published online Oct. 27 in Pediatrics to coincide with the annual meeting of...

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Pediatricians' Group Calls For More Research On Artificial Sweeteners

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- There are many unanswered questions about the long-term safety and impacts of artificial sweeteners in children, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says. The AAP statement also recommends that the...
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Insurers Should Cover Weight-loss Surgery For Kids At Risk Of Early Death, Doctors Say

The American Academy of Pediatrics said that weight-loss surgeries should be considered safe for youth, and that insurers should cover the procedure.       

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Aap: Less Than Half Of U.s. Children Get Sufficient Sleep

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 -- Less than half of U.S children have sufficient sleep, which is positively associated with several individual markers and a combined marker of flourishing, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the...
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Aap: Antihistamine Use For Anaphylaxis May Delay Care Seeking

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 -- Administering antihistamine medication to a child experiencing anaphylaxis is associated with increased odds of a delay in seeking medical care, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy...
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Aap: Most Moms Unconcerned With Informal Milk Sharing

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 -- Most women do not express concerns with use of mother-to-mother informal milk sharing (IMS), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, held from Oct. 25 to 29 in New...
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Health Tip: Baby's First Tooth

-- For most babies, the two front teeth appear first, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Though babies won't develop teeth for months, it's important for parents to know how to care for them. The academy mentions these additional...

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Should Pediatricians Treat Adhd With Medications Or Behavioral Treatment First?

When children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stimulant medications like Ritalin or Adderall are usually the first line of treatment. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines Monday upholding that central...
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