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2014-09-12 23:04:49

Parents are encouraged to support healthy choices for the entire family. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (http://www.ohioaap.org) wants to educate parents about the risks associated with childhood obesity, and help them find ways to keep their young ones healthy and active. “More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are obese or overweight,...

2014-09-09 23:04:53

HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website for parents, celebrates back-to-school season with an iPad Mini giveaway. Registered users may participate in the Back-to-School Sweepstakes Event through September 15, 2014. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website for parents, celebrates back-to-school season by giving away several Apple iPad Minis. Registered users of HealthyChildren.org may...

2014-08-28 23:01:34

Pediatricians can now find risk factors for vision loss with fast, convenient, child-friendly device. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Earlier this month, Gobiquity Mobile Health introduced their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids™, the world’s first and only pediatric photoscreening application for smartphones used to screen a child’s eyes for risk factors that could lead to vision loss. The pediatrician simply takes a single photograph of the patient’s eyes, and the...

later school start times
2014-08-25 06:59:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A group of US pediatricians is encouraging middle schools and high schools to delay their start times by as much as an hour to avoid the physical and mental issues that can arise as a result of sleep deprivation. According to Andrew M. Seaman of Reuters Health, a new policy statement issued Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said that schools should start no earlier than 8:30am, as previous research suggested that...

2014-08-14 23:07:09

Back-to-school screenings can help identify and prevent potential vision problems. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 With National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and back-to-school time both happening this month, the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (http://www.ohioaap.org) wants to educate parents about the importance of vision care for children, how to recognize potential problems, and the preventative measures to be taken against eye injury. “Middle...

2014-08-06 08:32:48

The American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 2 elects Paula Whiteman, MD, FACEP, FAAP, as President LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paula Whiteman, M. D., FAAP, FACEP, the newly elected President for the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 2 authored the late resolution, "Ban on Marijuana Advertising that Could be Perceived as Directed to Children." This resolution was ranked #1 by her peers, other chapters and sections at the AAP Annual Leadership...

2014-07-02 12:28:44

Protect your child, your family, your school, and your community HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has become a ritual for Pennsylvania parents preparing their children for the first day of kindergarten - school-required immunizations. Thanks to these required vaccinations, certain diseases have become very rare. "Parents play a significant role in the long-term health of their children by making sure they are vaccinated," said Bruce A. MacLeod, MD, 2014...

2014-05-11 23:01:07

Statewide public awareness campaign includes activities for children of all ages designed to encourage children and adults to wear their bike helmets. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) will continue their Put a Lid on It! Bike Helmet Safety Awareness campaign with Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week May 9-18, 2014. The statewide public awareness campaign’s goal is to continue to encourage adults and children to wear their...

2014-05-05 11:24:57

Twenty-edight percent of Hispanic mothers share a bed with their babies; 22 percent of black mothers put infants to sleep on their stomachs Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies to sleep on their backs and avoid sharing a bed, among other practices. Many families, however, are not following this...

2014-05-05 11:20:07

Experts gather at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting to discuss consequences of childhood poverty -- and potential solutions Pediatricians, social scientists, economists and policy experts will come together on Saturday, May 3, to discuss the critical problem that childhood poverty presents in the U.S. – and steps to end poverty. The group will take part in a state-of the-art plenary session titled 'Childhood Poverty and Its Consequences: Potential Solutions," at the Pediatric...


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