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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...

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...


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