American Academy of Pediatrics
Parents concerned about new guidelines about head lice. Experts now say kids who have lice shouldn’t be kept from school. The American Academy of Pediatrics says kids who get head lice should stay in class.
Every day countless parents send their kids off to daycare. Many love it and couldn’t live without it, but not all daycare centers are created equal. But there’s a movement underway to raise the standards.
A leading doctor’s group recommends later school start times for American teenagers.
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.
Ear infections in children are so common that Baylor pediatrician Dr. Marjorie Milici lightheartedly calls them the “bread and butter of pediatrics.”
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.
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.
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.