Tag: American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines For Identifying High Blood Pressure In Children

High blood pressure in children may soon be easier to identify and manage with AAP's new guidelines. The guidelines recommend annual routine blood pressure measurements and use of blood pressure lowering medications.

Public Health August 21, 2017

Want Your Baby To Sleep Longer? Make The Infant Sleep In Their Own Room

A new study recommended that parents do not share their beds with babies. The researchers advised parents to stop sharing the bed after the baby was six months to reduce the infant’s poor sleep.

Public Health June 7, 2017

Fruit Juice In Kids Under Age 1 Gets The Thumbs Down From Pediatricians  

New AAP guidelines have warned that fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to babies under age 1 and should not be part of their diet. Learn more about the new recommendations on fruit juice in children.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2017

Study Says Parents Are Still Making These Major Mistakes When It Comes To Babies' Sleep Safety

A new study found that parents are placing babies in unsafe sleeping environments by having them sleep in cribs with potentially harmful bedding and accessories, as well as not placing them on their backs.

Public Health August 15, 2016

War Against Lead Exposure Not Yet Over: Pediatricians Call For More Testing, Tighter Rules

A new AAP statement called for stricter regulations and increased federal resources in protecting children from the dangers of lead. The Flint water crisis serves as an indicator that the war against the neurotoxin is far from over.

Public Health June 22, 2016

Doctors Group Recommends Pediatricians Include Poverty Questions During Checkups

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that doctors take into account whether families can make ends meet or have difficulty doing so. The question should be asked during routine checkups, new guidelines said.

Life March 10, 2016

Pediatrician Group Recommends All Children To Get Screened For Cholesterol, Depression And HIV

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new set of guidelines recommending cholesterol, depression and HIV screening in all children. The proposals were made as a response to the growing rates of childhood morbidity.

Life December 8, 2015

Are You Hungry? Pediatricians Urged To Screen For Food Insecurity In Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics has begun urging pediatricians to scan patients for signs of food insecurity, with doctors able to help parents find resources in case they are experiencing food insecurity.

Life October 26, 2015

Pediatricians Urged To Combat Childhood Malnutrition By Asking Kids If They Are Hungry

Food insecurity unknowingly increases in U.S. families and this could hasten childhood malnutrition. Pediatricians are now urged to ask patients health assessment questions that could evaluate this growing issue.

Life October 23, 2015

Government-Backed Task Force Wants More Research Into Autism Screening For Kids

The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force found insufficient evidence to support universal screening for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers without symptoms of developmental problems. It did not also find proof that would support the accuracy of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers.

Life August 4, 2015

Medical Marijuana May Help Extremely Ill Children, Pediatric Group Wants Looser Restrictions

U.S. pediatric group calls for loosening restrictions on marijuana to allow medical uses in youngsters. While still opposing complete legalization, American Academy of Pediatrics calls for allowing "compassionate use" for extremely ill children.

Life January 26, 2015

Drugstore health clinics not recommended for children's primary care needs: AAP

Parents may find that it is easier and even cheaper to bring their sick child to a drugstore health clinic than to a doctor, but a group of pediatricians have opposed the idea.

Life February 25, 2014

Unpasteurized milk carry health risks: Pediatricians

Consuming raw milk products have life threatening risks.

Life December 16, 2013

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