We welcome today's decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow pediatricians to continue counseling families on how to keep children safe around firearms. The ruling means that important conversations can continue unfettered between physicians and families about protecting children from unintentional injury and death, and it protects the physician's First Amendment right to counsel... View details ⇨
Richard Besser, MD, former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ABC News’ current chief health and medical editor, has been named president and chief executive officer of RWJF.
AAP, along with more than 350 organizations across the country, has a message for President Trump: "unequivocal support" for the safety of vaccines. The Washington Post has more, including the full text of our letter, which cites more than 40 studies and includes 26 pages of signatures: #VaccinesWork
Teens need vaccines too! Vaccines are important for adolescents’ long-term health. Because many teens don’t see the doctor as often as little kids, they can miss some important immunizations. In two new reports, the AAP offers recommendations for doctors to help get teens back on track with immunizations. [ Aap.org Link ]
One of the best ways to protect children is by immunizing them. In this public service announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Anita Chandra offers an important message about giving children the protection they need to live healthy lives. #VaccinesWork
In response to news reports today suggesting a possible new federal commission on immunizations, the American Academy of Pediatrics reiterates that vaccines protect children’s health and save lives. Our full statement:
Does your kid own a smartphone? These devices have become indispensable for teens to communicate with friends. In this public service announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrician David Hill, MD, FAAP offers tips for parents on helping teens use technology wisely. #DoGoodDigital
As details of today's event at the Fort Lauderdale Airport continue to unfold in the media, children may see frightening images in the news. Our parenting website Healthy Children has tips on how to discuss these situations with your children in ways they can understand.
Most kids should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthdays, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recommends today. AAP endorses these guidelines that outline a new approach to reduce the risk of peanut allergy in children.
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Infections during pregnancy can hurt both the mother-to-be and her baby. This month and throughout the year, AAP encourages families to follow simple steps to improve the chances that babies will be born healthy. #Prevent2Protect
Dr. Rita Agarwal, Chair of AAP’s Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, in Forbes: New warnings issued by U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the risks of repeated or lengthy anesthesia on pregnant women and young children should not be cause for additional alarm.