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Pediatrics in the News – Archives

2017 Archives

2/2017

Winter Safety Tips
Keep your family safe this winter by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

2015 Archives

7/2015

Summer Safety Tips: Staying Safe Outdoors

        ​​Keep your family safe this summer by following

these tips

        from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Also see

Summer Safety Tips: Sun and Water Safety

      ​ for more information.

4/2015

April is Autism Awareness Month

        Visit

healthychildren.org

      to learn more about recognition, screening, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

2/2015

Measles Outbreak: Latest Information

        The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new statement directly urging parents to vaccinate their children. Read the statement

here

        . To help parents, the AAP has also assembled the following resources:

HealthyChildren.org: How to Protect Your Children During a Measles Outbreak

Healthy Children Radio: Interview with COID member Dr. Kathryn Edwards

News release: AAP urges parents to vaccinate children to protect against measles​

2014 Archives

12/2014

Despite Recommendations, One-Half of U.S. Infants Sleep in “Potentially Hazardous” Bedding

        Follow

this link

        to learn more.

 

        For information on safe sleep habits, please visit

A Parent’s Guide to Safe Sleep

        , provided by

healthychildren.org

10/2014

Enterovirus D68 Latest Information

        Please visit the following links for the most up to date and accurate information from the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CDC information

AAP information

9/2014

Let’s Not Talk About Sex

        Check out

this op-ed

      featured in the NY Times about the HPV vaccine. It may change your opinion about getting your child vaccinated.

6/2014

Do Teething Babies Need Medicine on their Gums? No

        The FDA warned against using topical anesthetics like lidocaine and benzocaine for teething babies’ gums, saying it can cause death or serious injury in infants and toddlers. Learn more from the FDA’s

Consumer Updates

      .

6/2014

Sun Safety Tips

      Learn the best way to protect your child in the sun. Click here for details.

5/2014

It is National Infant Immunization Week
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4/2014

April is Autism Awareness Month

        Visit

healthychildren.org

      to learn more about recognition, screening, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

1/2014

Caramel Color in Foods

        Recent concerns were raised by a

Consumer Reports article

        about 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), a chemical that may be in some artificial caramel coloring. Click

here

      to learn more about this topic from healthychildren.org.

2013 Archives

12/2013

Think Toy Safety

        Click

here

         to learn how to protect your child from unsafe toys. For further information on holiday safety, visit the

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

       website.

10/2013

Flu Prevention 101

        The Flu season is fast approaching and the time to get vaccinated is now!

Click below to learn more about available Flu vaccines

9/2013

The Affordable Care Act

        Enrollment for new coverage begins October 1st. Click

here

        to find out what your family needs to know.

 

        You can also visit the CT Health Insurance Marketplace at

www.accesshealthct.com

        to learn more.

8/2013

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

        Click

here

         to explore the various resources from

healthychildren.org

8/2013

Healthy Tips for College Freshman

        Get helpful tips

here

       for parents and students.

7/2013

Car Seat Guide for Parents

        Click

here

          for information on proper car seat use and visit

ctsafekids.org

       for CT car seat laws.

6/2013

Summer Safety

        Click

here

       to learn about bicycle safety, insect repellents, lawn mower safety and more.

6/2013

Sun Safety Tips

        Learn the best way to protect your child in the sun. Click

here

       for details.

5/2013

New Acne Guidelines Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics

        With new standardized guidelines for acne treatment, pediatricians can more effectively and consistently manage childhood acne. Learn more by clicking

here

      .

4/2013

The “Cinnamon Challenge”

        Do you know what this is? Chances are your kids do. Click

here

       to learn what parents should know about this dangerous fad.

4/2013

Not All Reflux in Infants is Disease, According to the American Academy of Pediatrics

        Click

here

       to learn the difference between gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and how they are managed differently.

4/2013

April is Autism Awareness Month

        Visit

healthychildren.org

       to learn more about recognition, screening, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

3/2013

Lactose Intolerance in Children

        Learn the signs and symptoms and what you can do to help. Click

here

       for more information.

2/2013

Updated Guidelines for Treating Ear Infections

        The American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations to pediatricians for managing ear infections. Find out more

here

      .

 

1/2013

Winter Safety

        Stay safe this winter while enjoying the snow. Click

here

       to learn how.

2012 Archives

12/2012

Holiday Safety Tips

        Click

here

         for simple tips from

healthychildren.org

       to keep your family safe and healthy this holiday season

11/2012

Healthy Active Living for Families

        Help your child stay at a healthy weight for life. Click

here

         to find out how.

10/2012

Flu Season has Begun
Its Time to Get Vaccinated!

        Find out

more

         at

healthychildren.org

9/2012

Arsenic in Rice

        Recent reports from the FDA and Consumer Reports were published on September 19th concerning levels of arsenic found in various rice products. Follow the links below for the latest information and recommendations.

FDA Information
Arsenic Q&A
Arsenic in Rice

healthychildren.org
Arsenic in Rice

9/2012

Car Seat Guide

        Click

 here

      to learn how to choose the right car seat for your child.

9/2012

West Nile Virus

        Click

here

       to learn more about this virus and how to prevent it.

8/2012

Sun Safety Tips

        Learn the best way to protect your child in the sun. Click

here

      for details.

8/2012

August is National Immunization Awareness

        Click

here

        for more details from

healthychildren.org