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Posts Tagged ‘AAP’

New Iron Recommendations for Children

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

An article released in the journal Pediatrics from the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on nutrition, sets new guidelines for iron intake in infants and children.  The news is not good.  According to Dr. Frank Greer, who is the co-author of the report, “iron deficiency remains common in the United States”. (more…)

Heavy Metals in Children’s Toys

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging Congress to address the heavy metals in children’s products. (more…)

Pay Attention Around The Pool

Monday, July 12th, 2010

With the summer heat enveloping the entire country, it certainly is time for trips to the pool.  The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of swimming pools is safety!! (more…)

Hot Dogs: A Choking Hazard

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Did you read the latest AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) position statement which addressed the issue of choking among children?   Choking is unfortunately a common problem in the pediatric population and prevention of choking is a topic I discuss with all parents as their children begin eating table food. (more…)

Changes in Flu Immunizations for Children

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Flu season is fast approaching and that means it is time to get your flu vaccine. Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics expanded the recommendation for flu vaccination to include all children ages six months to 18 years. (more…)

AAP Call to Action

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
 

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Monday, September 22nd, 2008
 

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Concerns about the decreasing immunization rate has prompted several major medical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics to join together to raise the public’s confidence in vaccines. (more…)