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Pediatric Group Recommends Advance Prescriptions For Emergency Contraception For All Teenage Girls
2012-11-26 10:59:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in the world, yet efforts to curb these types of unplanned pregnancies have been largely avoided. Current federal policy bans the sale of over-the-counter birth control pills to girls under 17, and often young girls do not have immediate access to emergency contraceptives when they need them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now pushing to change this,...

Cheerleader Safety Guidelines Issued
2012-10-23 08:41:09

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On a Friday night, the local high school stadium is filled to the brim with students, parents, and teachers watching a football game. Just when the referee blows the whistle, the players head back to the sidelines to take a break. As the jocks trickle in from the field, a group of girls dressed in short skirts and waving pom poms run to the field, shouting out cheers, completing back flips, and even being tossed in the air. The...

2012-10-15 07:29:59

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), a division of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) and the nation's largest juvenile products maker, today announced the launch of Safety 1(st) Advanced Solutions(TM), the most innovative line of infant and toddler health and grooming products. Each product contains custom educational materials developed by the AAP, providing today's parents with superior Safety 1(st) products and expert AAP...

2012-09-04 02:28:38

CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A study titled "Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010," estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates...

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2012-08-27 21:04:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s a debate which is sure to never really come to a close. In addition to the questions of health involved, there are also questions of ethics and religion. Combine these aspects with passionate arguments on either side, and what´s left is a debate which will rage on for years to come. Last week, a study was released by the John Hopkins University which said the trend towards keeping baby boys intact is racking up...

2012-08-23 23:03:35

Group opposed to the non-therapeutic genital cutting of all children calls AAP “Shockingly biased and out of touch with medical ethics and children´s rights.” Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 Intact America, an organization founded in 2008 to ensure that all children are protected from permanent bodily alteration inflicted on them without their consent, is criticizing the anticipated August 27 release by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) of its new...

2012-08-02 22:29:58

In 2010, 59% of the U.S. population used internet searches for health information, and parents searching for information regarding their children were among the top users. In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published recommendations for infant sleep safety to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), suffocation, strangulation, and other accidental sleep-related deaths. However, according to a study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, Google...

2012-07-11 23:02:34

HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website for parents, is now available on the go as a free app for smartphones and tablet computers. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website for parents, is now available on the go as a free app for smartphones and tablet computers. Parents can look up age-by-age health information for their children, check immunization schedules, access first-aid...

2012-06-01 23:03:44

In celebration of Father's Day, HealthyChildren.org will offer a free digital excerpt from "Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro" throughout the month of June. The excerpt will be available to users (dads or not) after registering or logging in. A special discount will be offered as well in June when visitors purchase Dad to Dad on the HealthyChildren Bookstore. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 In celebration of Father's Day, HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics...

2012-05-24 02:26:40

LONDON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Powered by "Publish live Mobile" Technology from KnowledgeView Ltd Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Qatar News Agency (QNA) are leading news agencies dedicated to using advanced technology for informing their clients on latest news developments in their regions and globally. The iPhone and iPad Apps developed by UK based KnowledgeView Ltd are intended to do just that. The Apps uniquely provide real time multi-media news to...