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American Academy of Pediatrics

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Top American Academy of Pediatrics Articles

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  • Smoking: an R-rated offense

    The Times deserves credit for recognizing in its Aug. 23 editorial "Smoking in the movies" the tremendous impact smoking in movies has on our nation's youth. We disagree with its assertion, however, that giving movies that depict smoking an R rating...
  • Letters to the editor

    Solving problems in education Re "Rewriting the Locke story," May 20 This article does not explain how Green Dot, or any charter school operator, will make such drastic changes immediately. Please do not give false hope that Green Dot will go into Locke...
  • Rise in measles prompts concern

    The United States is on track to report its highest incidence of measles cases since 2001, exacerbated by a rise in outbreaks worldwide and by clusters of people who are opting out of the vaccine because of religious beliefs or fears of a purported link...
  • Put to the test

    Put to the test
    Once a year or so, Roy Tialavea is summoned from his classes at Oceanside High School to report to the athletic director's office bathroom. He receives a urine specimen cup and heads for a stall. The 17-year-old is unruffled. Random drug testing has been...
  • 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.......