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Are parents of 'difficult' children more likely to use iPads to calm kids down?
It may be tempting to hand an iPad or Smartphone to a tantrum-throwing child -- and maybe more so for some parents. (2016-02-29)
Black mothers cite lack of desire as top reasons for not breastfeeding
While more American mothers are breastfeeding today, non-Hispanic black/African-American women are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding, primarily due to a lack of desire and lack of self-efficacy, according to research presented Monday, Oct. (2010-10-04)
AAP, Vanderbilt neonatologist urge public health approach for opioid use during pregnancy
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement today stating that a public health response, rather than a punitive approach, is needed to address the increasing number of pregnant women using opioids. (2017-02-20)
U of M research finds teens who have TV in their bedroom are less likely to engage in healthy habits
University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have found that older adolescents who have a bedroom television are less likely to engage in healthy activities such as exercising, eating fruits or vegetables, and enjoying family meals. (2008-04-07)
Intensive Program Can Help Premature Babies Learn -- At the Start
Early, intensive intervention can boost development and academic achievement for premature and low birth-weight babies for a few years, but the benefits appear to fade over time, according to University of Miami researchers who have followed since birth more than 400 children from a low income, multi-ethnic section of Miami. (1998-12-11)
Grant will advance research of infection-fighting blood cells
A $5 million grant to Indiana University School of Medicine will enable researchers to probe the function of a blood-cell protein that bolsters the body's immune system yet is also thought to lead to certain diseases. (2002-05-16)
Young professionals speak out on achieving equity in pediatrics
Young and seasoned scientific investigators share their perspective on achieving equity in academic pediatrics. (2016-12-12)
Study suggests children's food choices are affected by direct advertising and parental influence
Directly advertising food items to children worries many parents and health care providers, and the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association have expressed concern about the negative impact of advertising on children's healthy food choices. (2011-10-06)
Providers face cultural challenges when evaluating refugee children
Numerous challenges face providers who are administering developmental screenings for refugee children, including differences in cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, and disparate education levels, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center published in the journal Pediatrics. (2016-08-15)
Moms Misperceive Premature Babies' Temperament
The mothers of premature infants tend to have unwarranted negative perceptions of their babies' temperament, a perception that could predict future behavior problems. (1998-12-11)
BUSM names Deborah Frank, M.D., inaugural professors in child health and well-being
Boston University School of Medicine announces the establishment of an endowed Professorship in Child Health and Well-Being in the department of Pediatrics. (2011-06-01)
Mobile device use leads to few interactions between mother and child during mealtime
Moms who use mobile devices while eating with their young children are less likely to have verbal, nonverbal and encouraging interactions with them. (2014-12-09)
Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP, addresses the American Academy of Pediatrics
On Monday, Oct. 17, Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP, will begin his new term as the 2011-2012 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics with an address at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. (2011-10-17)
Counting pitches can save young players' arms but not always used consistently
Guidelines on how many pitches young athletes should throw have been developed to stem the tide of injuries, but many coaches are not following the recommendations consistently, according to a study. (2014-10-10)
American Academy Of Pediatrics names winners of national Children's Art Contest
Winners of the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics Children's Art Contest were announced Saturday, Oct. (2012-10-20)
Doctors treating pain from circumcision more seriously
One of the first things most little boys in the U.S. experience is something they'll never remember -- circumcision -- but that doesn't mean it isn't a painful experience. (2006-07-20)
Preschoolers who sleep less have more behavior problems
Fewer minutes and hours of sleep add up to more problems in the daytime behavior of children aged two to five, according to new research. (1999-06-14)
Pediatricians' communication with parents critical to overcoming obesity in Latino children
UT Southwestern Medical Center physician-researchers found that 1-in-5 parents of overweight Latino children is not directly told that the child is overweight. (2014-11-05)
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. (2011-03-04)
U of MN study finds that primary medical care for children with autism needs improvement
Children with autism do not receive the same quality of primary care as children with other special health care needs, according to research from the University of Minnesota Medical School. (2007-04-02)
Inequities exists in disease burden, health care and access for minority children
Minority children in the US face a pervasive gap in the quality and extent of health care received compared to Caucasians, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics written by a UT Southwestern Medical Center physician. (2010-03-29)
RSV may hide in the lungs, lead to asthma, UT Southwestern researchers report
Conventional wisdom has been that respiratory syncytial virus -- a common virus that causes infection in the lungs -- comes and goes in children without any long lasting impact. (2008-10-21)
New driver of atherosclerosis offers potential as therapeutic target
A new driver of atherosclerosis has been identified by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. (2014-06-19)
Premature infants at greater risk of SIDS
Premature infants still have a greater risk compared to full-term babies of dying of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths despite recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics that hospital NICU's provide more safe infant sleep education to parents before they go home. (2017-06-26)
Clinic-based community program helps with childhood obesity
A 6-month pilot study of a simplified clinic-based community childhood obesity program found 10 percent fewer participants were in the obese category at the end of the study. (2012-09-17)
Fear of not having enough food may lead to obesity
While eating too much food can cause obesity, the fear of not having enough food may lead to the same result, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Boston. (2012-04-28)
Washington pediatricians receive regular requests for alternative child immunization schedules
77 percent of Washington state pediatricians report that they are sometimes or frequently asked to provide alternative childhood vaccine schedules for their patients, according to a new study from Seattle Children's Research Institute. (2011-11-28)
Pilot study looks at medication safety in US homes
Nearly 30 percent of homes with young children have acetaminophen products stored unsafely, and nearly all homes included at least one expired medication, according to a research abstract presented Monday, Oct. (2011-10-17)
New research on innovative ways to prevent, treat childhood obesity presented at AAP conference
A special session at the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando will highlight innovative, successful ways pediatricians are working to prevent and treat childhood obesity. (2013-10-25)
LA BioMed researchers find few emergency rooms fully equipped for pediatric patients
In the first survey to specifically measure hospital pediatric preparedness, a team of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute researchers found few US emergency rooms are properly equipped for children. (2007-12-03)
LSUHSC's Tilton awarded prestigious Hower Award
The Child Neurology Society presented Ann Henderson Tilton, MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, with the 2012 Hower Award at the 41st Annual CNS Meeting in November. (2012-11-28)
EDs should be aware of sexually transmitted infection risk in patients
All adolescent females who show up in the emergency department (ED) complaining primarily of lower abdominal pain and/or urinary or genital symptoms should be tested for sexually transmitted infections. (2011-04-30)
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 (2009-07-01)
Cutting-edge research in children's health to be presented at pediatric meeting
Research on electronic cigarettes, teen texting and driving, bullying, mobile device use, health care of immigrant children and other pediatric topics will be presented April 25-28 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. (2015-04-20)
Under one roof: The risks associated with living in three-generation households
Although grandmothers are an important source of support for young mothers, a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine finds that preschool children living in three-generation households (with an adolescent mother and a grandmother) do not have fewer behavioral and developmental problems than other preschool children. (2002-04-01)
Researchers identify genetic switch critical for cell survival in hypoxia
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a critical metabolic (2008-10-16)
New program focuses on the sometimes neglected needs of siblings of sick children
A sick child in the family sometimes means that well children don't always receive a proportional share of parents' attention; a new program focuses on the needs of well children dealing with the complexity of having an ill sibling. (2005-06-13)
Low-birth-weight children should have their blood pressure checked, researchers find
Blood pressure in low-birth-weight children younger than 3 years of age not only can be measured but should be, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. (2008-09-04)
Existing anti-inflammatory drug could help children suffering from an inherited bone disease
A drug commonly used as an anti-inflammatory medication could also help children with an inherited form of rickets avoid complications from their disease, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researchers. (2003-08-25)
Flu vaccines in schools limited by insurer reimbursement
School-based influenza vaccine programs have the potential to reach many children at affordable costs and with parental support, but these programs are limited by low rates of reimbursement from third-party payers, according to recently published study results by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (2014-05-20)
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