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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Consuming raw milk products have life threatening risks.
Life December 16, 2013
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