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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...

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

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com When Beyoncé first had her baby, the media went wild over her decision to breastfeed in public. Following that breastfeeding incident, breastfeeding is again in the news; however, it´s in relation to a new medical study rather than a celebrity happening. An experiment by physicians at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) challenges the perspective that pacifiers interfere with breastfeeding. The study, presented Monday, April 30 at...

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. During his presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Presidential Plenary during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston, featured speaker Dr. Thomas R. Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), discussed the...

AAP Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys
2012-02-28 05:58:51

After last year´s heated political rows over mandating vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) in teenage girls, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that it now also supports vaccinations for boys as well. According to Monday´s online version of the AAP´s publication Pediatrics, boys aged 11 and 12 should receive three routine immunizations against HPV, a revision of the organization´s previous stance on the issue which it had termed a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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