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2010-12-06 13:13:00

Letter Sent to All Hill Offices; Advertisement to Appear in The Hill, National Journal Daily and CQ Today WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 284 national and state medical society and public health groups and other clean air advocates are calling on Congress to defend the Clean Air Act and to reject any measure that would block or delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing its job to protect all Americans from life-threatening air pollution....

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2010-12-06 08:55:00

Attention parents: letting your kids watch R-rated movies could make them as much as three times more likely to take up smoking, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study, which was also the subject of a Monday article by Reuters reporter Lynne Peeples, was completed by a team of Dutch and U.S. researchers, led by Rebecca N. H. de Leeuw of the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. The researchers...

2010-12-05 00:13:50

HealthyChildren.org (http://www.healthychildren.org), the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site for parents, will celebrate its first birthday by giving away a Kindle 3G e-reader each day from Dec. 1 through Dec. 10. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 HealthyChildren.org (http://www.healthychildren.org), the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site for parents, will celebrate its first birthday by giving away a Kindle 3G e-reader each day from Dec. 1...

2010-11-30 00:00:41

Four Summit Medical Group (SMG) physicians are listed among "New Jersey's Favorite Kids' Docs" in the December 2010 issue of New Jersey Family magazine. Berkeley Heights, NJ (Vocus) November 28, 2010 Four Summit Medical Group (SMG) physicians are listed among "New Jersey's Favorite Kids' Docs" in the December 2010 issue of New Jersey Family magazine. Readers of the magazine named more than 380 of their favorite doctors, dentists, speech/language therapists, and many other healthcare...

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...

2010-10-08 08:06:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Poverty and the stresses that come along with it have long been correlated to neglect and child abuse, but this study shows that unemployment leads to maltreatment of children only one year later. With the increasing rates of unemployment in the U.S. it is important to not let the stress of life affect innocent children. The researchers reviewed state-level unemployment statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and compared them with child maltreatment data...

2010-10-07 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sweets are at the heart of Halloween fun, but it's easy for parents to make the holiday a little more nutritious without being booed by the kids. This Halloween, the National Milk Mustache "got milk?"® Campaign, in partnership the American Academy of Pediatrics, is encouraging parents and kids alike to "treat their bones." Experts agree that lowfat chocolate milk is nutrient-rich and packed with bone-building nutrients that won't haunt...

2010-10-04 16:56:45

Nearly all (98 percent) of 11- to 13-year-old babysitters know who to contact in the event of an intruder or if a child is sick or injured (96 percent) or poisoned (85 percent), according to research presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. However, 40 percent of younger babysitters reported that they had left children unattended while babysitting, and 20 percent opened the door to strangers. In the study,...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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