The U.S. Senate's health care legislation, at last unveiled today, fails to meet children's needs. Our statement: [ Aap.org Link ]
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Linda Barletta Schilling
There is much at stake for children right now as the Senate considers its health care bill. Join us for a Day of Action to Protect Medicaid - use #DontCapMyCare #KeepKidsCovered!
There is much at stake for children right now as the Senate
Parents scheduling playdates should ask about the presence and storage of guns, just as they would as about other home safety issues such as pools and trampolines. The latest RadioMD with Dr Jaime Friedman has tips on starting the discussion. #ASKingSavesKids

Gun Safety, ASK Day & Coordinating a Playdate

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Rebecca Wagner Davis
Amy McAdams Sielaff
Lisa Michelle
Today is ASK Day. #ASKingSavesKids Day reminds parents that, just as they would ask another parent if they use seat belts before a playdate, they should ask if there is a gun in the home before a visit.
Learn more about ASK Day on our parenting site Healthy Children.
Today is ASK Day ASKingSavesKids Day reminds parents that just as they

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Michelle Lenon
June 21 is #ASKingSavesKids Day. Learn more about ASK Day, which encourages parents to ask if there is a gun in the home before a playdate.
June 21 is ASKingSavesKids Day Learn more about ASK Day which encourages

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Rachel Gonzales
Children can drown in just inches of water. And it’s usually not a loud or dramatic event. They simply slip under the water. That’s why water safety is so important. Get tips from Dr Sarah Denny on the latest RadioMD segment.

Keeping Your Family Safe in the Water

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Listen to Dr Margaret Stager on RadioMD as she discusses why HPV vaccine is an important cancer prevention tool, who should receive the vaccine and when.

HPV: Getting Your Child Vaccinated

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Courtney McIntosh
A baby should sleep in the same room as the parents for the first 6 months to 1st year, but not the same sleep surface. Bed-sharing is dangerous for babies and is not recommended. More about AAP's safe sleep policy:
A baby should sleep in the same room as the parents for

How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe: AAP Policy Explained

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Leslie Gauder
Jessi Sunderland
Over 25 years ago, past AAP President Dr. Judy Palfrey lost a patient to gun violence. His story sticks with her today. #WearOrange #AAPVoices

AAP Voices: Honoring a Young Patient's Life Cut Short by Gun Violence​​​

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Judy Meek
Today is National Gun Violence Prevention Awareness Day. Today, pediatricians #WearOrange because we are committed to protecting children from gun injuries. [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Reeny Ma
Barb Lambert-Griffin
Trisha Krolick
When your child is going to a friend's house to play, what questions do you need to ask the other parent? In this public service announcement, Dr. Jennifer Shu offers tips for this important conversation to keep your child safe.
Kerry Bonner
Mary Dodd
Kolawole Dominik Sofowora
While we take this time to remember the heroism of our fallen servicemembers on Memorial Day, let us also remember that the military families they leave behind need our support too.

Supporting Resilience in Military Families

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Join the American Academy of Pediatrics in supporting National Gun Violence Prevention Awareness Day on June 2 and #WearOrange. Learn more about how to keep children safe on our parenting site Healthy Children: [ Healthychildren.org Link ]
Join the American Academy of Pediatrics in supporting National Gun Violence Prevention
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Reeny Ma
No child deserves to have her life cut short and no parent deserves to endure the fear and sorrow of losing a child too soon. AAP's statement in response to the Manchester:

AAP Statement in Response to Terrorist Attack in Manchester, England

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Ryan Steve
As details of last night's tragic events in Manchester 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.
As details of last nights tragic events in Manchester continue to unfold

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

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Sandy Avila
Dr. Patricia Braun explains AAP’s new guidelines on fruit juice, “Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations,” and offers parents tips on how much juice is too much for children. Too much juice can cause obesity and tooth decay.
LesaBeth Romans-Barclay
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Sonya Uhl
Today is National Park Trust's #KidstoParks Day! Find a park near you and #playoutdoors.
Today is National Park Trust's KidstoParks Day Find a park near you and playoutdoors

Kids to Parks Day | National Park Trust

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Janina Mariel Teoxon
The latest Healthy Children radio show talks about the TV series “13 Reasons Why.” Dr Cora Breuner, pediatrician and chair of the AAP Committee on Adolescence, discusses how families can approach the show and discussions of teen suicide.

'13 Reasons Why': Talking to Your Kids About Suicide

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Bridgett Baker
Reeny Ma
More children are being raised by relatives generations removed. How we can support these families in #AAPvoices. [ Ow.ly Link ]
More children are being raised by relatives generations removed How we can
Mary Crane
Sherri Coons
It's Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Severe allergic reactions are unpredictable—they can happen anywhere, anytime. Being prepared can save a life. AAP has resources for pediatricians and other health care providers to create and use the new AAP Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan with families.
Its Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Severe allergic reactions are unpredictablethey can

Create an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan: AAP Report Explained

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