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2011-07-18 11:50:00

If bed-sharing works for your family, researchers say, then feel free to do so without feeling as if you are stunting your child's development, according to a new Reuters Health report. New research should allay fears that infants sleeping with parents in bed may harm a toddler's intellectual or social development, although it is not recommended until after the child is at least one year of age, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns. The primary concern with small babies is sudden...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its Start Smart for Your Baby® program has collaborated with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to produce "A Guide to Your Baby's Care -- The First Year." "A Guide to Your Baby's Care -- The First Year" is a 40-page booklet created for low-income mothers and families, which provides information and tips to help parents make informed decisions about their babies' health...

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2011-03-18 07:31:40

Electronic book sales, continuing to show strong popularity, increased by more than 115 percent in January compared to the same month in 2010, according to a report released by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Figures show that e-book net sales totalled $32.4 million in January 2010, and jumped to $69.9 million in the same time period this year, continuing a rising demand for electronic books while conventional hardcover and paperback books continue to decline. Sales of...

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2011-02-28 11:25:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is seeking to ban teens from tanning salons in hopes of reducing their risk of skin cancer, AP reports. Regulations by more than 30 states of indoor tanning by minors are currently in place with some refusing children younger than 14 into the tanning booths or requiring parental permission. Illinois and New York are among states considering bills barring anyone under 18 from indoor tanning. AAP joins the World Health Organization (WHO), the American...

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2010-12-28 12:35:00

According to a report published Tuesday in Pediatrics, U.S. doctors are using more of the antibiotic amoxicillin in children with acute sinus inflammation. The authors say that the bad news is that inappropriate prescribing of other, more powerful antibiotics remains "common and unnecessary" in kids with sinus troubles. Acute sinusitis accounts for over 3 million doctor visits annually and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2010-11-10 00:00:39

The CareSource Foundation, part of CareSource, a non-profit, public-sector managed care company, recently announced a $75,000 Signature Grant to the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for a high-impact, statewide children's asthma pilot project. Dayton, OH (Vocus) November 9, 2010 The CareSource Foundation, part of CareSource, a non-profit, public-sector managed care company, recently announced a $75,000 Signature Grant to the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of...

2010-10-29 09:40:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Turn off the television, amongst other devices, and take a more traditional approach towards rearing your preschool-age child. TV can be a positive tool to help your child learn, but excess tube time can leave a damaging effect. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents limit combined screen time from television, DVDs, computers, and video games to two hours per day for preschool-age children. Researchers found that many children are...

2010-10-28 14:18:11

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents limit combined screen time from television, DVDs, computers, and video games to 2 hours per day for preschool-age children. In a study soon to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that many children are exposed to screen time both at home and while at child care, with 66% exceeding the recommended daily amount. According to Dr. Pooja Tandon, "A majority of children under the age of 5 years in the United...

2010-10-15 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of American Publishers (AAP) pledged to continue its collaboration with California's higher education community to help students and universities reduce colleges dropout rates following the release of a report emphasizing the true economic costs of college freshman attrition in the state. In a report released this week, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) found that $467 million was spent by the state of California from 2003 to...

2010-10-15 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of American Publishers (AAP) pledged to continue its collaboration with the higher education community in Texas to help students and universities reduce colleges dropout rates, following the release of a report emphasizing the true economic costs of college freshman attrition in the state. In a report released this week, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) found that $441 million was spent by the state of Texas from 2003 to 2008...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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