AmericanAcademyOfPediatrics 

New Car Seat Policy Keeps Kids in Booster Seats Much Longer

If you think it's time to graduate your child out of her car or booster seat, you may want to take a look at a new policy released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which significantly modifies the last guidelines, issued in 200...
The AAP now calls for toddlers to stay in rear-facing car seats until age 2.

Limit Sun Exposure in Children, Keep Teens Out of Tanning Booths, Report Advises

Lifelong sun protection should begin at an early age. Credit: Getty Yes, you're always sure everyone in the family is slathered in sunscreen when you go to the beach or the pool, but sorry, Mom. That may not be enough to protect your ki...Rates of skin cancer continue to rise, even in younger people.

Parents Worry Too Much About Fevers in Children, Report Says

A fever may make a child uncomfortable, but it can actually help her body fight off an infection. Credit: Getty A child's fever can be anxiety-provoking for many parents, who often have a gut reaction to do whatever they can to bring t...Parents should help a feverish child feel more comfortable.

Frequency of Crib-Related Injuries Cause for Concern, Study Finds

Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates. Credit: Getty Cribs, playpens and bassinets are supposed to function as secure locations where parents can place their baby or toddler and be confide...Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates.

AAP Announces New Immunization Guidelines for Kids, Teens

This year's immunization guidelines cover a range of conditions such as influenza, pertussis and genital warts. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released the recommended childhood ...Among the new guidelines is a recommendation that adolescents get a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Breast-Feeding Linked to Academic Achievement, Study Finds

New research findings point to breast-feeding as a contributing factor to academic achievement. Credit: Getty
Giving your baby the boob may just keep him from becoming a boob.
Children who are mainly breast-fed for six months or lon...
Breast-feeding your baby for at least six months can lead to higher academic achievement.

Researchers Review Effectiveness of Treatment for Ear Infections

When used correctly, otoscopes are key in diagnosing children's ear infections. Credit: Getty Images
If your child suffers from frequent ear infections, you may want to discuss some new research findings with your pediatrician. ...
If your child suffers from frequent ear infections, you may want to discuss some new research findings with your pediatrician.

New Recommendations for Maternal Depression

Screening for depression early on can help assure a healthy mom and healthy baby. Credit: Getty Images
Each year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during...
Each year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the first year after birth -- the most under-diagnosed obstetric complication in the United States.

Screen All Children for Dangerously High Cholesterol, Study Says

Your child already could be working on his or her first heart attack. The Los Angeles Times reports high cholesterol is not uncommon among children nowadays, in a society that leans heavily toward cheeseburgers and deep-fat fried chicken nuggets...

Doctors Face Difficult Dilemma Over Female Genital Cutting

Is it OK to inflict a little bit of harm in order to avert serious physical damage? That's a question pediatricians in America are grappling with, and the answer is far from clear cut. At issue is the practice of female genital cutting (...

Breastfeeding - How Long is Too Long?

Breastfeeding is all over the news. There's Salma Hayek nursing the starving baby of another woman on a UNICEF fact-finding trip to Sierra Leone. Here's new mom Naomi Watts crediting her trim post-baby figure to breastfeeding: "He's sucking it all ou...

DailyDish - Make It a Healthful New Year

Looking for some good New Year resolutions for kids?...

Breast milk lacks vitamin D

Is there a downside to breastfeeding? A new report from the New York Times might have you thinking so. In a recent article, several studies monitoring a lack of vitamin D in infants might support that breastmilk is not enough to prevent things like ...

Celebrities march for vaccination reform

Somehow, I seem to be the writer here at ParentDish who always blogs about vaccines and the war on autism. Not sure how it happened, or that it was meant to happen, but I recently came across another story regarding vaccines I thought you might ...

Pediatricians fear new television series might be harmful to children's health

The American Academy of Pediatrics are not fans of ABC'S new series Eli Stone. In fact, the nations largest pediatrician group is so unhappy with a storyline of the first episode, they've sent a letter accusing ABC and its parent company, The Walt ...

FollowUs

Flickr RSS

TheTalkies