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Pediatricians: Girls need just-in-case birth control

Birth Control Pills

Pediatricians treating teenaged girls should consider writing just-in-case prescriptions for the morning-after pill, the the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said on Monday. It’s the second recommendation in a week from a major doctor’s group that would make contraception more widely available to women. Last week, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended making all birth control pills available over the counter.


Avoiding ‘fever phobia:’ treat the kid, not the number

Fever is the most common reason parents bring children to emergency rooms, especially in the middle of the night. It’s responsible for 1.6 million pediatric ER visits and nearly one-third of pediatrician office visits.


Breast-feeding hurts moms' earnings, study finds

Breast Feeding

Along with a list of breast-feeding’s health benefits for mothers and children, pediatricians often tout an added bonus -- unlike formula, breast milk is free. Not so fast, researchers say.


New ADHD guidelines: Kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can now be diagnosed in children as young as 4 and as old as 18, according to the nation's largest organization of pediatricians.


Pediatrician gets life for abusing patients

Former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley will spend the rest of his life in prison for committing horrific acts of sexual abuse against scores of young patients over more than a decade, a judge ruled Friday.


Rear-Facing Car Seats Advised for Older Toddlers

A pediatricians’ group now says that toddlers shouldn’t move to a forward-facing seat until at least age 2.


Teens' 'unhealthy' sex exposure blamed on TV, music, Web

The nation's leading group of pediatricians has issued a strong policy statement directed toward pediatricians, parents and mass media on the ...


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