American Academy of Pediatrics News
Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines
New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults
Fidget spinners that tested positive for lead pulled from Target stores
Target has removed two models of fidget spinners from its website and began pulling the items from store shelves on Friday after tests showed they contained high levels of lead. Target spokeswoman Jenna Reck said in a statement to ABC News: “While these two products comply with all CPSC guidelines
Explaining the Texas church shooting to kids
After this morning's mass shooting at a church in rural Texas left at least 26 people dead, many parents are most wrestling with how to explain the seemingly inexplicable act of violence to their children. The shooting, with victims' ages ranging from 5 to 72, comes just over a month after a gunman
Eighth child reported killed by recalled IKEA dresser
An eighth child has been killed by an IKEA dresser that was recalled more than a year ago because of its propensity to tip over. Two-year-old Jozef Dudek of California was killed when a three-drawer IKEA dresser tipped over and crushed him during naptime. The family’s lawyer, Daniel J. Mann of
Woman jailed for refusing to vaccinate son would 'do it all over again'
Rebecca Bredow, sentenced to jail refusing a court order to vaccinate her son in a custody dispute, told ABC News, "it was worth it for me to try and take the risk."
Mother who was jailed for refusing to vaccinate son: I would 'do it all over again'
The Michigan mother who was sentenced to jail last week for refusing a court order to vaccinate her son -- and who has since lost primary custody of her son -- said she would "do it all over again." "I was trying to protect my kids," Rebecca Bredow, who lives in the Detroit area, told ABC News. "I
Hot car deaths can happened year round, Consumer Reports finds
Hot cars can be a threat for children even during the cooler months of the year, according to new findings released today by Consumer Reports . The new warning for parents states that even though the hot summer months have ended, the temperatures inside a closed car can still rise to potentially
Woman who refused to vaccinate her son sentenced to 7 days in jail
Rebecca Bredow was sentenced to a week in jail after she refused to bring her son's vaccinations up to date.
Woman sentenced to 1 week in jail for refusing to vaccinate son
Rebecca Bredow of Michigan was sentenced to one week in jail for disobeying a court order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son.
Mother who refused to bring son's vaccinations up to date sentenced to 7 days in jail
Rebecca Bredow, of the Detroit area, has has been sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to bring her child's vaccinations up to date. Bredow appeared at a hearing on Wednesday morning at the Oakland County Circuit Court where Judge Karen McDonald sentenced her for contempt of court after