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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Archive for the ‘AzAAP’ Category

Academy of Pediatrics CEO to address local special-needs healthcare event

Karen Remley, AAP, pediatrician, CEO, Arizona appearance

At a time when public policies about health care and health insurance are being probed, picked apart and politicized, the highest-ranking representative of our nation’s pediatricians has no problem keeping her priorities straight. Dr. Karen Remley, MBA, MPH, FAAP, CEO and executive vice-president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says it comes down to reminding […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Babies should sleep in the same room as their parents

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new recommendation, and it’s likely to change the way millions of parents with babies go to sleep. Parents are being told it’s best to have their babies sleeping in the same room with them for at least the first six months — and preferably the first year. […]

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Flu shots or nasal spray? Local pediatricians weigh in on CDC report

If you have young kids, you’re probably familiar with the flu intranasal spray that takes needles out of the equation. It can make a visit to the pediatrician for flu protection a tear-free experience with little ones. However, a new recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Kangaroo care gives low-birth-weight babies an edge

Increasing the skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant improves survival rates for low-birth-weight babies, according to research published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kangaroo care involves early, continuous and prolonged skin-to-skin contact between newborn and mother, which is believed to help regulate the infant’s temperature and breathing rate. Kangaroo care also increased the […]

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Are your kids mildly dehydrated?

child, drink water, mild hydration

As many as half of children and teens ages 6 to 19 could be mildly dehydrated on a regular basis, according to a new study. Researchers from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health initially set out to study sugary-drink consumption habits, but in the process they found that more than half of […]

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Gun accidents: how to ask if there are firearms in the home

gun safety, kids and guns, how to ask if there is a gun

Stories about kids who are injured or killed by firearms seem to be on the upswing these days—and they are extremely tough to hear. Even if a child or teen survives a shooting, the emotional and psychological damage for the victim—and the family—can last long after any physical wounds have healed. Children who are exposed […]

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Parents as partners: a collaborative approach to ADHD

ADHD treatment, ADHD diagnosis, ADHD collaborative care

What’s the best way to help a child cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? New study findings confirm that kids do better with a collaborative approach to ADHD that includes parents throughout diagnosis and treatment. The study, which will be published in the April 2015 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), […]

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Working with parents who delay vaccines

For many doctors, the request to go “off the schedule” no longer comes as a surprise. They are trying to figure out how to handle parents who delay vaccines for their children or want to skip them altogether. The decision is tough to hear, says veteran pediatrician Dale Guthrie, MD, of Gilbert Pediatrics. “I am old enough to remember Haemophilus […]

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Study: 29 percent of teens have used e-cigarettes

e-cigarettes, teen use of e-cigarettes

Use of e-cigarettes by teenagers has been rising steadily each year. But new survey findings are alarming: It is estimated that nearly one-third of high-school-aged teens have used e-cigarettes. In a study to be published in the January 2015 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), researchers surveyed 1,941 high […]

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Crib bumpers and bedding are unsafe

Crib bumpers unsafe

Surrounding a new baby with crib bumpers, cozy blankets, pillows and stuffed animals used to be the norm before researchers discovered that the use of these items raised the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Before the Back to Sleep campaign (now Safe to Sleep®) was implemented by the National Institute of Child Health […]

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