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2009-07-07 06:00:00

HOUSTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lu-Ann Papile, M.D., FAAP, the director of Developmental Care and Follow-up at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been appointed chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Fetus and Newborn.

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2009-06-14 07:00:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors to initiate efforts to help thwart bullying in schools and violence involving dating teenagers.

2009-05-28 17:48:20

Private well water in the United States should be tested annually -- and in some cases more often than that -- the American Academy of Pediatrics advises. Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, took a lead role in working with the AAP to develop the recommendations on what parents should do if their children drink well water. The policy statement and technical report, scheduled to be published in the June issue of...

2009-05-26 08:06:52

Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

2009-05-05 14:53:00

Obese Children are More Likely to Suffer from Lower Body Injuries CINCINNATI, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comparison to non-obese children, obese children are significantly more likely to have lower body injuries, such as in their ankles and legs.

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2009-04-30 06:55:00

Spending large amounts of time watching TV and staring at computer screens poses high levels of psychological distress in young children.

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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.

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2009-04-27 13:11:09

The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging doctors to adopt a more scientifically descriptive term for shaken baby syndrome.

2009-03-02 12:12:00

TRENTON, N.J., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique coalition of health care providers and other stakeholders announced plans on Monday to convene an important groundbreaking summit on March 31st to provide professionals and other caregivers of children with practical hands-on guidance to help prevent childhood obesity in a child's early years. The all-day "New Jersey Conference on the Prevention of Childhood Obesity" will be held on March 31, 2009 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Monroe, New Jersey.

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2009-02-17 13:25:00

Less than one percent of children aged 12 to 17 are likely to need drug treatments for high cholesterol, according to a new study.


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  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
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