American Academy of Pediatrics News
Report Says Infants, Parents Should Share Room to Prevent SIDS
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations for a safe sleep environment to prevent sleep-related infant deaths.
Pediatrics Group Gives New Guidelines on Screen Time for Kids
As tablets, smartphones, laptops and other devices become more ubiquitous, pediatricians are telling parents to help their children have a "healthy media diet." The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines today that focus on how much screen time is appropriate for infants,
Raising a Vegan Baby: Parents Say Abuse Cases Give a Bad Rap
Parents who are raising their kids vegan say cases of abuse are not about veganism, but about neglect
New Guidelines for Kids' Screen Time
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that kids under 18 months should not be exposed to electronic media at all.
An Accidental Shooting Kills a Child Every Other Day
An investigation by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network finds that accidental shootings involving minors occur more often than government data show
Cheerleader Who Suffered Multiple Concussions Warns Other Athletes
Concussions are associated with sports such as football, soccer and even baseball, but Kaitlyn Behnke is issuing a warning about another physical activity : cheerleading . Behnke, 22, started competitive cheering when she was just 6 years old, and for the next 15 years she practiced 15 hours per
'Anti-Vaxxer' Mom Changes Mind After Her Three Kids Fall Ill
Kristen O'Meara chose not to vaccinate her young daughters as she was a big believer in anti-vaccination research. That changed when all three were stricken with a case of rotavirus, which causes acute stomach distress. "It was awful and it didn't have to happen because I could have had them
Anti-Vaxxer Mom Changes Mind After Scary Wake-Up Call
Kristen O'Meara chose to not vaccinate her three young daughters — until they all fell ill with rotavirus.
Pediatrics Group Heightens Warning Against Codeine in Kids’ Prescriptions
The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its warning that children not be given prescriptions containing codeine because it says the pain medication can be ineffective, and the risk of side effects, including breathing problems and even death, are too large. The advice was published