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Emergency Room Visits Jump As Trampoline Parks Gain In Popularity
Emergency Room Visits Jump As Trampoline Parks Gain In Popularity
Trampoline parks have become increasingly popular in recent years, leading to a soaring number of emergency room visits for injuries sustained at these recreational venues, according to a new study in the September 2016 Pediatrics.
Football Team Followed For Season Measures Head Impact Severity
Football Team Followed For Season Measures Head Impact Severity
A study in the August 2016 Pediatrics followed 32 varsity high school football players during a season, using equipment housed in their helmets to measure the magnitude and types of impacts to the head. The study, �Head Impact Severity in American High...
Virtual Violence Impacts Children on Multiple Levels
Virtual Violence Impacts Children on Multiple Levels
Virtual violence � violence experienced via media or realistic technologies � is an inescapable component of children's lives, and research shows that without guidance or controls it has the power to make children more aggressive, violent and fearful.
Immunization Rates Vary Widely In Immigrant Communities
Immunization Rates Vary Widely In Immigrant Communities
Different immigrant communities vary widely in their immunization coverage, according to a study in the July 2016 Pediatrics. The study, �Parental Country of Birth and Childhood Vaccination Uptake inWashington State,� published online June 29, found th...
With Suicide Now Teens� Second-Leading Cause of Death, Pediatricians Urged to Ask About Its Risks
With Suicide Now Teens� Second-Leading Cause of Death, Pediatricians Urged to Ask About Its Risks
With suicide rising to the second-leading cause of death among adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is publishing updated guidelines advising pediatricians how to identify and help teens at risk.��
Safety Advocates Applaud IKEA Recall, Emphasize Need for Consumer Awareness
Safety Advocates Applaud IKEA Recall, Emphasize Need for Consumer Awareness
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and IKEA today announced the recall of 29 million IKEA Malm dressers responsible for the deaths of three toddlers in tip-over incidents.
AAP Announces New Initiative to Confront Violence in Children's Lives
AAP Announces New Initiative to Confront Violence in Children's Lives
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today announces a new initiative in the wake of the recent killings of two black men in St. Paul, Minn., and Baton Rouge, La., and of five police officers in Dallas. The AAP will convene a group of pediatrician ...
AAP Urges Education to Prevent Teen Use of Performance Enhancing Substances
AAP Urges Education to Prevent Teen Use of Performance Enhancing Substances
Adolescents frequently use substances such as dietary supplements and steroids to improve their appearance, rather than boost athletic functioning, according to a clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
AAP Clinical Report: Parental Substance Use Increases Child Health Risks
AAP Clinical Report: Parental Substance Use Increases Child Health Risks
Millions of children whose parents are involved in alcohol or drug use, distribution, manufacturing or cultivation in the United States face an increased risk of a range of health problems, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinic...
AAP Report Updates Safe Practices When Sedating a Pediatric Patient
AAP Report Updates Safe Practices When Sedating a Pediatric Patient
More children undergo medical and dental procedures that require sedation than in prior decades, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics to update recommendations that provide a safety net for pediatric patients.
Marketing Vegetables in School Cafeterias Yields Dramatic Results
Marketing Vegetables in School Cafeterias Yields Dramatic Results
A study in the August 2016 Pediatrics suggests that marketing tactics, often blamed for popularizing nutritionally poor foods among U.S. children, also can lead more kids to select vegetables at lunchtime.�
AAP Clinical Report Says Female Athletes Experience Unique Set of Risk Factors
AAP Clinical Report Says Female Athletes Experience Unique Set of Risk Factors
Girls face a unique set of risk factors related to sports participation. A common group of risk factors for female athletes is known as the female triad, which was previously defined in terms of osteoporosis, amenorrhea and eating disorders.
Gross Motor Milestones Can Predict Future Development
Gross Motor Milestones Can Predict Future Development
Researchers examined data from a U.S. birth cohort, Upstate KIDS � located in New York state, to determine if there is a correlation between the age at which children achieve motor milestones such as standing, and the level of cognitive skills later in...
Most Teen Athletes At Low Risk of Painkiller Misuse
Most Teen Athletes At Low Risk of Painkiller Misuse
While research has shown that some teen athletes in high-injury sports are at higher risk of prescription painkiller misuse, a new study in the August 2016 Pediatrics found the majority of adolescents regularly engaged in sports and exercise are less l...
AAP Offers Recommendations to Improve Caring for Pediatric Trauma
AAP Offers Recommendations to Improve Caring for Pediatric Trauma
It is estimated that one in four children sustain an unintentional injury requiring medical care each year. The direct cost of childhood injury is more than $50 billion annually.