American Academy of Pediatrics

Study documents early puberty onset in boys

A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has documented that boys in the U.S. are experiencing the onset of puberty six months to two years earlier than reported in previous research.

Oct 20, 2012
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Don't txt n drive: Teens not getting msg

Teens can get hundreds of text messages a day, but one message they aren't getting is that they shouldn't text and drive. Nearly 43 percent of high school students of driving age who were surveyed in 2011 reported texting ...

May 04, 2013
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Identifying the signs of autism earlier

How early can you diagnose autism? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screening children beginning at 18 months, but research suggests subtle warning signs may be apparent even earlier, according to Patricia ...

Oct 29, 2013
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Moving children and families beyond trauma

Pediatricians can play an important role in helping children and communities recover following episodes of school and community violence and disaster, while working to prevent and prepare for future tragedies, said David ...

Oct 28, 2013
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Encouraging a healthy weight for a healthy heart

A healthy weight is the key to a healthy heart, and yet an estimated 1 out of 3 children is either overweight or obese in the U.S. During a special symposium Oct. 27 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference ...

Oct 27, 2013
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