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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama takes heat for naming Sasha, Malia in campaign against childhood obesity

     
    The cause is unassailable. One in three American kids, about 25 million, are obese or overweight. Obesity-related diseases cost the healthcare system $150 billion a year. And the rate of obesity in kids tripled in the United States between 1980......
  • All aboard for Michelle Obama's childhood obesity campaign

     
    First Lady Michelle Obama rolled out her "Let's Move" campaign, targeting childhood obesity, on Tuesday. She outlined a multi-part approach that involves families and communities and includes input from the public and private sector. Fighting childhood...
  • Are you sufficiently worried about the risk of choking? Probably not, pediatricians say.

     
    Parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants you to know that you probably don’t worry enough about the risk that your children may choke to death. And you’re not alone. The pediatricians’ group also thinks the federal government isn’t doing....
  • Looking for guidance on circumcision? You’re on your own

     
    Circumcision. It’s a delicate procedure and a loaded word, filled with connotations of pain, religious significance and hotly debated health benefits. Some commentary in the current issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows...
  • The state of U.S. kids' cholesterol levels--not great

     
    Here's a report from the CDC on the state of the lipid levels of U.S. youth, based on 1999-2006 data. Scientists at the agency have found that 20% of kids age 12-19 years have at least one abnormal lipid level......
  • Food-borne infections endanger long-term health, especially for kids

     
    Fair warning: Put down that salad or medium-rare cheeseburger you're eating, pitch the brie cheese you enjoy with a glass of wine, and clear the chicken and leafy greens from the plate in front of Junior. Because you're not going......
  • Children in home-based day care watch more TV

     
    Several studies have been conducted to determine how much television young children are watching. The topic is important because research shows planting a kid in front of the TV for several hours a day does much more harm than good.......
  • Florida Department of Citrus seeks to 'educate' scientists about the value of orange juice

     
    Apparently, the Florida citrus industry has a thin skin. When we reported earlier this month that many scientists have come to the conclusion that 100% fruit juice isn’t much healthier than soda, growers took notice. To recap, here are some......
  • Disney's ingenious refund for Baby Einstein

     
    For any parents who are truly shocked and dismayed that propping their babies in front of a TV didn't result in child prodigies, the Walt Disney Company has good news: It is offering a $15.99 refund for Baby Einstein videos, up to four per customer. The...
  • Children need more vitamin D, researchers say

     
    Like adults, children require vitamin D -- it's one of those often-ignored fundamentals. But how much? The vitamin is crucial for, among other things, bone development, so no one wants to skimp. But not many experts want to go overboard......
  • Live chat: great expectations

    2007-07-30 14:49:16.0 Administrator: The chat with Heidi Murkoff will start at 3pm. 2007-07-30 15:13:59.0 Administrator: Question from Tamara: how to beat the all-day sickness in the first tr-mester? my dr. wont see me till i'm 10wks. so i've stopped...