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2011-05-02 18:40:39

Asking adolescents about their hopes and dreams proves insightful Trying to figure out what's going on inside the mind of an adolescent can be challenging, to say the least. A new study shows that simply asking them what they wish for could be eye-opening. The question: "If you could have three wishes, what would they be?" is included on a questionnaire designed to be given to adolescent patients before a doctor's visit. The survey, which is part of the American Medical Association's...

2011-05-02 16:12:27

New research shows involved parents are less likely to have children who harass others With all of the media attention on young people being tormented by bullies and cyberbullies, parents may wonder what they can do to protect their children. The question they may want to ask instead is how can they prevent their child from becoming a bully. New research to be presented on Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver shows that parents can play a key role...

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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2011-04-25 11:50:00

The 35-year-old federal law governing toxic chemicals in the environment is not enough to protect kids and pregnant women from toxic chemicals --they need an overhaul, says a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. "It is widely recognized to have been ineffective in protecting children, pregnant women and the general population from hazardous chemicals in the marketplace," the academy states in a policy statement that will published in the May issue of the journal...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site for parents, offers registered users a chance to win a free car seat courtesy of Safety 1st in the Safe Ride Sweeps. Registered users many enter once a day beginning March 21 through March 31, 2011. Five winners will be selected daily. Winners will be notified in April 2011 and may choose an infant, convertible, or booster seat as their prize. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) March 21, 2011...

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2011-03-21 12:53:13

Pediatricians said on Monday that kids should sit in rear-facing car seats as long as they fit, or until the age of two. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also recommended that after that, children should ride in booster seats up to age eight or if they are still too small to fit correctly in seat belts. "The best possible thing you can do is keep your child rear-facing as long as possible," said Dr. Benjamin Hoffman of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which issued the policy...

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2011-03-05 09:20:00

Health officials have reported close to a 30 percent drop in young children's visits to the doctor for ear infections over the past 15 years, and some researchers suggest the decline is partly due to a decline in smoking by parents.Why the numbers are falling is somewhat of a mystery, but researchers at Harvard University think a decline in the number of smoking parents could be contributing, meaning less irritation of children's airways. Many doctors credit the growing use of a vaccine...

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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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2011-02-01 13:55:00

Experts say that children will be better protected against pneumonia and other infections caused by the pneumococcus bacterium with this year's updated immunization schedule. The number of vaccinations kids should get has not changed, but authorities now recommend using Pfizer's Prevnar 13 (PCV13), which guards against six more types of pneumococcal bacteria than the earlier version. "Parents should feel very good about immunizing their children," Dr. Neal Halsey, who heads the Institute...

2010-12-15 07:23:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 15th, Mediaplanet published one of the largest Pediatric Health reports distributed to millions with the help of American Academy of Pediatrics, March of Dimes, University Hospitals, leading physicians, researchers, and many more. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/CG52983LOGO ) American Academy of Pediatrics Describes How to Raise A Healthy Child: Children today face serious challenges, including a poverty...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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