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A woman checks a child's hair for lice. (WBZ-TV)

Kids With Lice Shouldn’t Miss School, Says American Academy Of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics says kids should no longer be required to miss school after contracting head lice.

WBZ-TV–04/28/2015

IUD (WBZ-TV)

Doctors Recommend IUDs, Implants For Teen Birth Control

The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending IUDs and implants as first line options for preventing pregnancy in adolescents.

09/29/2014

Baby (WBZ-TV)

‘Infant Cocooning’ Becoming More Popular Among New Parents

The idea is to immunize everyone who comes into contact with the baby.

08/25/2014

New ADHD Guidelines For Diagnosing, Treating Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with new guidelines for diagnosing and treating kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

10/17/2011

Baby Watching TV

Study: Parents Should Limit TV Time For Kids With Sleep Problems

If your preschooler can’t sleep — turn off the violence and nighttime TV.

06/27/2011

Kids Car Seats

The Parent Report: New Recommendations For Car Seat Safety

WBZ’s Doug Cope has the latest recommendations for kids and car seats.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/29/2011

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Doctors Warn About ‘Facebook Depression’ In Teens

Add “Facebook depression” to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors’ group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site.

03/28/2011

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends kids don’t move to front-facing car seats until after age 2.

Kids’ Car Seat Guidelines Changed – Again

Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice.

03/21/2011

Tanning Beds

Doctors Want Teenagers Banned From Tanning Salons

The American Academy of Pediatrics wants teenagers banned from tanning salons to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

02/28/2011

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Doctors: Many Kids’ Fevers Don’t Need Medicine

Fever phobia is rampant among parents of young children, according to a myth-busting American Academy of Pediatrics report.

02/28/2011

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