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The American Academy of Pediatrics. Dedicated to the health of all children.
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Hearing loss can occur at any age--including in childhood. Learn more about the sometimes-subtle signs of hearing loss, ways it can affect school-aged children, and where to find help.
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to keep children & communities safe; & with the greatest number of measles cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, this legislation comes at a critical time. AAP is proud to support ’s VACCINES Act as an important step forward to protect public health.
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Most children are ready to play organized sports at about age 6. Before that, free play (including running, leaping, and climbing) can help children develop motor skills needed for sports participation later on. Learn more here:
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Join to raise awareness about TOMORROW from 9am-9pm ET. Share stories, safety tips and more! For a comprehensive list of resources and water safety tips, go to .
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Today is ! Emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. Be prepared by taking the opportunity to learn about what to do in case of emergency with these tips:
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Just 57% of children live within 30 miles of a pediatric trauma center. That’s why all ERs should be equipped & ready to care for kids’ unique needs during disasters & other emergencies, says in .
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Tomorrow is . Children have unique needs, which is especially true during emergencies. The EMSC program is designed to ensure that all children – no matter where they live, attend school, or travel – receive appropriate care. Learn more:
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Children are more likely to remain in sports when the focus is on fun, reports. AAP recommends letting kids try out a variety of organized sports without the pressure to win.
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Children consume too much sugar, and much of it comes from sweetened drinks that are cheap and easy to find. In , pediatrician McCarthy details public policy steps that would improve children's lifelong health.
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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection policy of taking medications from detained migrant children is "extraordinarily dangerous," Dr. Marsha Griffin tells . AAP opposes the detention of children, and calls for pediatric oversight.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 21
New research on teen drivers with ADHD provides even more reason to spend hours driving with your teen behind the wheel to gain experience, reports. Ask your pediatrician for help in preparing your teen driver.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 21
Participating in organized sports provides children with lifelong health benefits for their developing bodies, brains and self-worth. Playing a variety of sports is important, and so is having fun! Learn more about AAP's new Organized Sports Report:
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 21
What’s one way to help prevent peanut , which is the leading cause of food allergy related death in the US? Giving peanut products to babies! Learn more about what pediatricians recommend and what the research says:
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 21
May is and Awareness Month. Allergies and asthma are by far the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States. Learn the signs & symptoms on :
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 21
Is your child stressed out? In this PSA from , Dr. Anita Chandra offers tips for relieving pressure on children and teens. For more, visit .
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 20
New AAP guidance details the health benefits of seafood for kids, and why children should eat more of it, reports. For more on the safest and most sustainable types of fish, go to:
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 20
Using car safety seats for sleep in a “non-traveling context” may pose a risk to babies, reports . A new Pediatrics study explains why infants should always sleep alone, on their backs in a crib without bedding.
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 20
"The science has been clear for decades: tobacco is dangerous, deadly and addictive. Raising the age of sale to 21 is one of several important policy changes needed to address the tobacco epidemic." Our full statement on the Tobacco-Free Youth Act:
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 20
Seafood offers important nutrients for children's development, and most US children are not eating enough of it. For more from a new AAP report, go to Pediatrics:
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Amer Acad Pediatrics May 20
Children born into poverty often lack school readiness skills, according to a Pediatrics study. The good news: Those who transition out of poverty by age 2, are more likely to reach school readiness markers. For more:
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