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.
Routine childhood immunizations are vital to individual and society health. This National Influenza Vaccination Week, see how many children are protected with AAP's new map showing vaccination rates across America. #NIVW #FightFlu [ Immunizations.aap.org Link ]
Infantile spasms are little seizures with big consequences. Infantile Spasms Awareness Week (December 1-7) helps parents, as well as health care providers, learn about infantile spasms, treatments, and research. Learn more on Healthy Children #ISAW2016 [ Ow.ly Link ]