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The American Academy of Pediatrics. Dedicated to the health of all children.
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We support 's new beverage guidelines for children 5 and under. Learn more here:
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Physicians have increasingly prescribed off-label drugs to their patients. This study in Pediatrics cites one reason as the lack of data on commonly used medications.
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The HPV vaccine prevents certain types of cancer, yet immunization rates remain relatively low. In Pediatrics today, a study looks at how physicians can improve communication with patients because .
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Parents are understandably concerned about the amount of time that they - and their children - spend in front of screens, reports. offer a family media planning tool to help find balance.
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We mourn the loss of , who shared her perspective on children's issues facing lawmakers in DC in 2015, saying, "Pediatricians are the most positive, uplifting people to come to DC since the Pope!" The world lost a positive, uplifting person today.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 17
Later today, the US House of Representatives is set to vote on the STURDY Act. This bill will put safeguards in place at to prevent child injuries and deaths from furniture . We urge Congress to and support this bill.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 16
The science shows us what works to keep children safe; now we need Congress to put the data into meaningful action. We’re urging our pediatrician members to call their Representatives to support these bills so more children do not needlessly die from injuries we can prevent. 4/4
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 16
The Safe Cribs Act and Safe Sleep for Babies Act will ban padded crib bumpers like the ones that killed baby Preston and inclined sleepers like the Rock ‘n Play. 3/4
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 16
Replying to @HouseFloor @tipovers
The STURDY Act will put new safeguards in place to help prevent furniture from tipping over and injuring and killing children. Every 10 days, a child dies from a piece of furniture falling on them. 2/4
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 16
Tomorrow, on the , three bills to keep children safe where the live and where they sleep will come up for a vote. 1/4
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 16
Because young people often share close quarters in college, it's a good idea to talk with the pediatrician about meningitis B, which is rare but deadly. The describes the vaccine that prevents it.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 16
Trampoline injuries are common - nearly 315,000 injuries were reported in 2018, according to . Most injuries occur when more than one person is jumping on the same trampoline. AAP advises that children avoid using them at home.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 16
A child's body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult's does. Be aware of hot cars and keeping kids safe from heat stroke. If you see an unattended child in a car and are concerned, call 911 immediately!
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 14
Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can. Here are tips for getting your family prepared for a disaster.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 13
Parents can help children feel better about vaccines with a positive attitude and kid-friendly language, Dr. Ilan Sherer tells . "Be honest and matter of fact about vaccines" but don't focus on pain or anxiety.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 13
A quality early education program can help children overcome gaps in education that stem from poverty, race, and early trauma, according to AAP. In , Dr. P. Gail Williams describes how play and socialization reap long-term benefits.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 12
The Administration's plans to no longer allow flavored e-cigarettes to be sold is an overdue and needed step to protect children from the harms of tobacco. has more on the decision and our reaction:
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 12
More than 7,000 children visit the ER every year for problems related to medication reactions and errors in medication dosing. Learn how to give medicine safely to children to keep them healthy:
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 12
To help keep families safe and healthy during disasters, pediatricians can play a key role in advising how to prepare, says blogger Dr .
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Amer Acad Pediatrics Sep 11
Heavy furniture, like TVs and bookshelves, poses a danger to children. But tip-over accidents can be prevented! Secure heavy furniture by anchoring or using safety straps to prevent tip-overs.
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