pediatricians

Study: Pediatricians Slow To Talk Gun Safety With Patients

(CNN) - Pediatricians are slow to talk about gun safety with their patients' families. That's according to a new study published Monday in Jama Pediatrics. Researchers found doctors were more likely to bring up smoke alarm safety than gun…

Your Kid's New Year's Resolutions

In Your Health Minute, There are resolutions you can talk with your kids about. Kids in elementary school can focus on being safe in the new year. Pediatricians encourage kids between the…

Buy Board Games Not Electronic Games

In Your Health Minute, Pediatricians recommend toys that encourage imagination and role play like dolls, action figures and cars. Blocks, shapes and puzzles are also great choices for improving fine motor…

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…

Baby Aspirin Not Effective

In Your Health News, Some pediatricians say transgender and gender diverse children need support from both family and their doctors. Studies show these youth have higher rates of depression, anxiety , self-harm and suicide. That's why it's important for doctors…

Smoking Weed While Pregnant

In Your Health Minute, The country's leading pediatricians say women should avoid using marijuana while pregnant or nursing a child. Statistics show marijuana use during pregnancy increased 62…

Meningitis B Vaccines

In Your Health Minute, Although it's recommended teens get the meningitis b vaccine many doctors aren't always talking to their patients about getting it. Meningitis B is a…

Will Tougher Gun Laws Protect Small Children

In Your Health Minute, More than 300 pediatricians will visit Capitol Hill later today urging congress to protect children from gun violence. The doctors will press legislators for funding…

Moms Asked to Donate to Public Cord Blood Banks

In Your Health Minute, This country's leading pediatricians are encouraging the use of public cord blood banks. Cord blood, which is taken from the placenta of newborns, is…