Quantcast

Latest AAP Stories

2010-02-18 11:30:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) estimates that approximately three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease -- from mild cases of gingivitis, to the more severe form known as periodontitis. However, despite this prevalence, approximately only three percent seek treatment for their gum disease. With increasingly more research indicating that gum disease may be linked to several other diseases, including diabetes,...

2010-02-04 08:40:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, FL, will help the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) celebrate its centennial by hosting a reception at the law firm's art gallery, located inside its Pittsburgh office. The event is for invited guests and will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at Cohen & Grigsby's downtown Pittsburgh offices (625 Liberty...

2010-01-27 08:07:12

Many pediatricians score high on screening their patients for developmental delays, but barely make a passing grade in referring children with suspected delays for further testing or treatment, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and other institutions to appear in the February issue of Pediatrics. Because screening is only effective if followed by referral and treatment, pediatricians need two separate formalized systems in their practices "” one for screening and...

2010-01-06 07:30:00

DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health and American Associated Pharmacies (AAP), the parent company of Associated Pharmacies, Inc. (API) and United Drugs, today announced that AAP has selected Cardinal Health to be the exclusive pharmaceutical distributor for its nearly 2,000 independent pharmacy members, nationwide. Cardinal Health previously had separate, exclusive distribution agreements with API and United Drugs, prior to their Sept. 1, 2009 merger. The new,...

2009-10-19 07:15:00

ISSUES OPEN LETTER CALLING ON ATTENDEES AT AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS MEETING TO REJECT CALL TO RECOMMEND IN FAVOR OF CIRCUMCISION FOR FIRST TIME UNNECESSARY, RISKY SURGERY FAILS TESTS OF MEDICAL ETHICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of Intact America (www.intactamerica.org) today issued a call to conscience to doctors at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, urging them to say no to neonatal male circumcision....

2009-10-16 13:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune announced today it will present four abstracts at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2009 National Conference & Exhibition that add to the company's growing body of research on the burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on children, as well as pediatric infectious disease prevention. "With influenza and RSV becoming more widespread this time of year, it remains important to better understand the impact of infectious diseases on...

2009-09-29 07:05:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announces that it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, to promote community and regional approaches to obesity prevention. Through the grant, AAP will launch two national grant programs, which are focused on encouraging both established pediatricians and pediatricians-in-training to develop collaborative methods to educate communities about the health effects of childhood obesity....

2009-08-07 09:03:47

With an obesity epidemic brewing among U.S. children, there is concern that overweight and obese children need to be screened for chronic medical conditions including high cholesterol levels. University of Michigan researchers have determined, however, that body fat is not an effective indicator of high cholesterol in children.Pediatricians Joyce Lee, M.D., MPH, and Matthew Davis, M.D., MAPP led the study. "We found, actually, that using body mass index to find kids with high cholesterol does...

1650d0d5bf02bd5a9e17d3f27f8076e01
2009-04-28 07:57:49

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics should eliminate one of the many stresses of bringing a preterm or low birth weight infant home from the hospital. The new AAP clinical report, "Safe Transportation of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants at Hospital Discharge," co-authored by Marilyn J. Bull, M.D., and William A. Engle, M.D., of Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children, provides guidelines for secure transport and also advises parents that...

55666e76da49d3ff148f8458e60ba51f1
2009-02-04 13:26:01

Those with asthma may be more vulnerable to negative effects of excessive TV watching Urban children with asthma engage in an average of an hour more of screen time daily than the maximum amount American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends. This is the first study to examine screen time among children with asthma. "We know that both asthma and excessive screen time can be associated with other difficulties, including behavior problems, difficulty with attention, poor school performance and...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
Related