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2012-08-27 21:04:13

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.

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,

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.

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,

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.

Pacifiers OK For Breastfeeding Infants
2012-05-01 05:31:03

An experiment by physicians at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) challenges the perspective that pacifiers interfere with breastfeeding.

Pediatricians Encouraged To Screen For Mental Illness
2012-04-30 04:34:59

Speaking at a pediatric medicine conference on Sunday, a mental health expert encouraged doctors to explore possible links between bad behavior and mental disorders, while emphasizing the importance of early detection.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.