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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children's Media Use  

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From the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Today’s children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development. The nation’s largest group of pediatricians provides new set of recommendations and resources, including an interactive media use planning tool, to help families balance digital and real life from birth to adulthood. . .

 

 


 

AAP Issues Flu Vaccine Recommendations for 2017-2018
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From the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

The flu vaccine should be given to everyone 6 months and older, as it is the best option for protection during the upcoming season, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The annual flu vaccine significantly reduces a child's risk of severe influenza and death.

During the 2016-17 season, more than 100 U.S. children died of the flu, and thousands more were hospitalized for severe illness or complications from the virus. Historically, more than 80 percent of children who died of influenza were not vaccinated. . .

Making Healthy Food Choices 
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From the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

How can you ensure that your child is well nourished? Here are some guiding principles to keep in mind when planning and preparing meals for the family, based on recommendations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. . .