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Some overweight adolescents may be at risk for weak bones
Overweight adolescents already struggling with risk factors such as insulin resistance may need to add weak bones to their list of health concerns, researchers report. View News Article (2011-03-07)

Both good/bad movie characters who smoke influence teens to do the same
Dartmouth researchers have determined that movie characters who smoke, regardless of whether they are "good guys" or "bad guys," influence teens to try smoking. View News Article (2009-07-02)

Study finds fears of HIV transmission in families with infected parent
Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about HIV, a new study by researchers from UCLA, the RAND Corp., Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston has found that two-thirds of families with an HIV-infected parent experience fears about spreading HIV in the home. View News Article (2008-11-04)

Society's lack of food allergies impacts those afflicted with food allergies
The level of knowledge and understanding of children with food allergies varies significantly across three key groups: pediatricians and family physicians, the general public and families who have a child with food allergies. The article describing the new findings was published in the September issue of BioMed Central Pediatrics.  View News Article (2008-10-01)

AAP expands ages for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children
Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offer new information on diagnosing and treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in younger children and in adolescents. View News Article (2011-10-17)

Key nutrients critical for older infants' development
According to Nancy Krebs, M.D., a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and former Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Nutrition, it can be difficult to meet the nutritional needs of older infants. View News Article (2006-04-10)

Canadian study of colds and kids: Positive safety results for ginseng extract
Positive findings of a safety study involving children and a highly touted botanical extract (COLD-fX) show promise for its future development for kids as a Canadian cold and flu remedy. The results appear in the August, 2008 issue of Pediatrics - the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  View News Article (2008-08-04)

Babies as young as 6 months using mobile media
More than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, and by 1 year of age, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.  View News Article (2015-04-27)

Parent mentors can improve the asthmatic care of minority children, UT Southwestern researchers find
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that informed adults can help families stave off complications associated with asthma. View News Article (2009-11-30)

Emergency departments improve readiness to care for children
Pediatric emergency care coordinators in the nation's emergency departments are strongly linked with improved readiness to care for children, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics.  View News Article (2015-04-13)

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