American Academy of Pediatrics

Group: Kids Need To Be In Classrooms In The Fall

(CNN) - The American Academy of Pediatrics says kids need to be physically present in school when it starts back in the fall. The group, which represents and guides pediatricians across the country, has updated its school recommendations. It…

More Interest In Home Births Due To COVID-19

(CNN) - As nurse midwives report increasing interest in home births, pediatricians are releasing new guidelines. Recent studies have found pregnant women don't have a higher risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19, despite that, many expectant mothers…

Pediatricians Endorse Weight Loss Surgery For Kids

(CNN) - In new recommendations, doctors are recommending weight loss surgery for children and teens. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the guidance Sunday in its medical journal. The agency says its making the recommendation to ensure insurance coverage…

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…