Checkup Newsroom (American Academy of Pediatrics)

2018
May
25,
2018
| 03:36 PM America/Chicago
Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged 1 to 4 years old, according to Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. ...
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March
06,
2018
| 06:16 PM America/Chicago
Over time, various concerns about vaccines have been brought up. Basically the way it happens is like this … someone comes up with a theory as to why vaccines might be a cause of autism. The scientific community starts to complete studies to determin...
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February
26,
2018
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
DeMar DeRozan seems to have it all. He was the ninth player taken in the 2009 NBA draft, he’s been an All-Star for three straight seasons and his Toronto Raptors has the third best record in the league. He’s also wealthy, famous and receives supports...
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2017
June
05,
2017
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
A new study has found that babies sleep longer if they don’t sleep in the same bedroom as their parents. The research, published in the July 2017 of Pediatrics, found “that room-sharing with infants at ages 4 months and 9 months was associated with l...
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March
14,
2017
| 07:51 PM America/Chicago
A more than 20-year study emphasizes the dangers of your baby’s nursery products and the deadly consequences of not providing a safe-sleep environment for your child. The new study, published online and in the April issue of Pediatrics, showed tha...
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January
05,
2017
| 05:04 PM America/Chicago
Did you child receive a phone, tablet or TV this year for Christmas?  Have you seen or talked to them since? Whether it’s a phone, a tablet or the TV, there’s no denying that the use of screens and media have changed childhood and parenting. Do...
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2016
September
26,
2016
| 04:46 PM America/Chicago
It’s hard for most children to sit still even for a little while. But how do you tell the difference between normal and hyperactivity? Furthermore, parents may wonder, “If my child is hyperactive, does that also mean that he or she has Attention-Defi...
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September
14,
2016
| 11:40 PM America/Chicago
A new study published in Pediatrics found that more than 80 percent of parents aren't giving their children the correct dosage when their child is sick.  Parents using dosing cups had four times the odds of making a dosing error, compared to when ...
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August
10,
2016
| 10:00 PM America/Chicago
This is a conversation I had recently: “What have you been up to this summer? Did you play outside at all or has it been all video games?” “Pretty much video games.” “Oh cool, what kind of games do you like? Sports?” “No, stuff like Call ...
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January
08,
2016
| 06:08 PM America/Chicago
“I want to quit!” “This is not fun!” “I don’t want to play anymore.” Are these lines you’ve heard your young athlete say? Have you found yourself asking questions like – “What could cause a talented, young athlete to lose their passion for p...
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2015
October
23,
2015
| 05:20 PM America/Chicago
At worst, I’m pretty sure I sound like the teacher from Charlie Brown. At best, the mom is rolling her eyes and pulling her phone out to hand to her screaming child. “Children under 2 years of age should have no screen time and after 2 years, w...
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October
20,
2015
| 10:31 PM America/Chicago
The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out strong against expectant moms drinking any amount of alcohol during pregnancy, saying consumption can damage a developing fetus. In an article published in “Pediatrics,” the AAP says, “no alcohol int...
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August
19,
2015
| 06:16 PM America/Chicago
Long hours. Not having a chance to eat with the family. Pressure to excel. It’s a familiar pattern with many adults. Unfortunately, it’s also a troubling trend among today’s high school athletes. Cook Children’s pediatrician David H. Goff, M.D....
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February
23,
2015
| 06:05 PM America/Chicago
Although the number of crash-related injuries treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center has decreased slightly since 2012, the number of deaths has spiked from zero to five in 2014. As a Level II Trauma Center, Cook Children’s Medical Center receives...
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2014
August
26,
2014
| 04:36 PM America/Chicago
The anger and subsequent anxiety I felt after hearing about “The Newborn Sleep Book” surprised me. I am not a “crunchy” pediatrician by any means. I have taught families to sleep. This is why the feeling I got in my stomach is unexpected.The book is ...
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August
20,
2014
| 05:04 PM America/Chicago
Every time your children score a point, gain lives, beat a level or win a prize on a video game or gadget, they arereceiving one of many frequent intermittent rewards that keep them hooked and focused. And parents wonder whytheir child is struggling ...
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July
16,
2014
| 08:03 AM America/Chicago
These days many of the kids’ sporting associations, coaches, and sometimes even parents seem to be treating kids as little adults. However, kids are not just small grownups. Children are still growing, which makes them more prone to injury. They are ...
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