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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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2009-02-13 08:10:00

A new federal report released on Thursday found that Marlboro cigarettes are the runaway favorite of teen smokers.

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2009-02-04 13:26:01

Urban children with asthma engage in an average of an hour more of screen time daily than the maximum amount American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends.

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2009-01-26 09:03:02

Researchers announced Monday that limiting free time at school could cause disorderly classrooms and deprive children of exercise and an imperative possibility to socialize.

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2008-12-29 12:15:00

Researchers reported new findings on Monday that suggest a correlation between family rejection of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) teens and their health.

2008-10-14 00:00:03

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it might help prevent serious diseases.

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2008-10-13 12:05:00

Newborns and teenagers should receive twice the recommended amount of Vitamin D due to evidence that shows it may help prevent serious diseases, a leading pediatricians group reported Monday.


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