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Doctors’ Group Recommends Later School Start Time

A leading doctor’s group recommends later school start times for American teenagers.

08/24/2014

The Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case by Fisher-Price, which protects an iPhone while a baby can play with apps stored on the device, is on display at the Toy Fair 2011 on February 15, 2011 at the Javits Center in New York. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Says Apps Don’t Make Smarter Babies

Smartphones don’t make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn.

08/08/2013

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New Guidelines For Kids And Ear Infections

Ear infections in children are so common that Baylor pediatrician Dr. Marjorie Milici lightheartedly calls them the “bread and butter of pediatrics.”

02/25/2013

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Pediatricians Warn Against Home Trampolines

The American Academy of Pediatrics is discouraging the recreational use of trampolines, saying the activity poses a major injury risk for kids and there’s no clear way to reduce chances of getting hurt.

09/24/2012

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Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority Children

Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.

02/27/2012

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Panel: Test Every Child For Cholesterol By Age 11

Every child should be tested for high cholesterol by age 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, a panel of doctors urged Friday in new advice that is sure to be controversial.

11/11/2011