American Academy of Pediatrics

Study: Fewer Teens Drinking Alcohol

(CNN) - While still problematic, alcohol use among teens is down. A national survey of eighth, 10th and 12th grade students for the 2018 monitoring the future study found that overall alcohol use has dropped in recent years. According…

Physician Groups Call For Sugary Drink Tax

(CNN) - A growing number of doctors want the government to tax sugary drinks to stop childhood obesity. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association are asking lawmakers, at all levels, for new policies to help…

Study: Screen Time For Kids Under 2 More Than Doubles

(CNN) - Sscreen time for children under two years old has more than doubled since 1997. A new study out Monday reports how much time children are watching television and using computers, cell phones, tablets, and other devices. It…

Put Puzzles in the Kid's Stockings

In Your Health Minute When it comes to buying toys for small kids, keep it simple. The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging…

Guidelines for Your Child's Concussion

In Your Health Minute, The American Academy of Pediatrics is updating its guidelines on sports related concussions. Doctors now say your kids should cut back , but not eliminate…

Pediatricians Strengthen Stance Against Spanking

(CNN) - Parents disciplining their children should avoid spanking. That's according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Among the methods not advised: spanking, slapping, insulting and shaming. Instead, the group advises mothers and fathers…

9,000 U.S. Babies Per Year Injured By Infant Walkers

(CNN) - Authors of a new study on infant walkers want them off the market. The study, published in the Journal Pediatrics, found between 1990 and 2014, more than 230,000 children under the age of 15 months were treated…

Children and Flu Vaccines

In Your Health Minute, The beginning of flu season is just weeks away. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children six months and older get…

It's Important to Play

In Your Health Minute, To do well in the classroom, kids must spend time on the playground. That's according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.…