Items Tagged ‘American Academy of Pediatrics’

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

October 9, 2019

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

By uclahealth uclahealth

Millions of grandparents are providing daytime (or all-the-time) care for their grandchildren. Grandparents are caring for one in four children under the age of 5. In addition, 14 percent of grandparents are their grandchildren’s legal guardians. Why do grandparents care for grandchildren? A majority of grandparents (58 percent) provide care because they enjoy it, and […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, babysitting, caregivers, grandchildren, grandparents, infant sleep, nutrition, pediatrician, pediatrics, SIDS, sudden death syndrome, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Pediatricians and public health professionals must collaborate for the greater good

January 22, 2018

Pediatricians and public health professionals must collaborate for the greater good

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, was first exposed publicly when pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha held a news conference addressing the alarming levels of lead she and her colleagues were seeing in patients’ blood. The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) worked together to recognize the link between the […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, children, dr. alice kuo, pediatrician, Pediatricians, pediatrics, policy, public health


Tips for safe sleeping during baby’s first year

December 1, 2017

Tips for safe sleeping during baby’s first year

By uclahealth uclahealth

Exhausted parents don’t need one more thing to keep them up at night. But this alarming statistic might do just that: Each year, around 3,500 babies in the United States die from unsafe sleep situations. These unexplained deaths often occur in healthy babies under one year of age. The cause is labeled sudden infant death […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, baby safety, back-to-sleep rule, healthy babies, healthy sleep habits in babies, SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Talk to teens about pot use

February 28, 2017

Talk to teens about pot use

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

As more states legalize marijuana use, there’s a growing perception that pot is benign. But that’s not necessarily the case – especially in young people. There is still much to be learned about the effects of sporadic and occasional marijuana use on adolescent brains, said Dr. Thomas Strouse, medical director of the Stewart and Lynda […]

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Tags: addiction, American Academy of Pediatrics, depression, Dr. Thomas Strouse, marijuana, marijuana use in teens, mental health, mental illness, psychosis, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA