American Academy of Pediatrics

CDC: Most Middle & High Schools Start Too EarlyWhat time does your child’s school bell ring? If it’s before 8:30 AM, the Centers for Disease Control say it’s too early and may lead to insufficient sleep and related health risks.
AAP: School-Based Drug Testing Lacks "Solid Evidence For Their Effectiveness"The American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday that, although school drug testing has hypothetical benefits, it opposes the widespread implementation of schools drug testing students.
AAP: School Meals Improved, Focus Centers On Packed LunchesFor the past 10 years, growing concerns over childhood obesity has paved the way for more nutritious, healthier foods offered to kids at school. But now the American Academy of Pediatrics wants healthy foods to go beyond cafeteria walls, urging caregivers to focus on the nutritional quality of the foods packed and brought to school.
Few New Laws Come In With New YearSome children could travel with more protection in 2015 as a new law about child car seats takes effect Thursday.
Kids Get Codeine In ER Despite Risks, Guidelines Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Tablet Technology Could Take Toll On ToddlersPlaytime for babies is far different in the 21st century but parents could be making a big mistake putting touchscreens in the hands of toddlers and young children.
E-Cigarette Ban For Minors Backed By Senate Committee With the slim metal tubes becoming a trendy alternative to regular cigarettes, a Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
Docs To Parents: Limit Kids' Texts, Tweets, OnlineDoctors 2 parents: Limit kids' tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat.
AAP: Kids Are Being Exposed To Dangerous ChemicalsA leading pediatricians group claims the government isn’t doing enough to protect children from harmful chemicals in food and household items, according to a new report released Monday.
Kids Safest In Rear-Facing Car Seats Until Age 2 Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice from a medical group and a federal agency.
"Fever Phobia" Can Be Bad For Your Kid's HealthA new report is urging moms and dads to hold off giving their kids Tylenol or aspirin the next time they come down with a fever.
Nearly 10,000 Babies Suffer Crib Injuries YearlyAlmost 10,000 infants and toddlers are hurt in crib and playpen accidents each year, according to the first nationwide analysis of emergency room treatment for these injuries.