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  1. The Angriest Question: Is Stay-At-Home Motherhood a Luxury-or a Job?Read the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | The New York Observer

    The latest front in the ever-evolving mommy wars has broken out and the shrapnel is flying. The question: Is stay-at-home motherhood a luxury-or a job? My friend and colleague Karol Markowicz weighed in on the pages of the New York Post last week.

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  2. Measure Kids' Medicines In Metric Units, Not Spoonfuls, Doctors SayRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Medical Daily

    Children's liquid medicines should only be measured in metric units to avoid overdoses common with teaspoons and tablespoons, U.S. pediatricians say. Tens of thousands of kids wind up in emergency rooms after unintentional medicine overdoses each year, and the cause is often badly labeled containers or unclear directions, said Dr. Ian Paul, a pediatrician at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Children's Hospital and lead author of new metric dosing guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics .

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  3. AAP: School-Based Drug Testing Lacks "Solid Evidence For Their Effectiveness"Read the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | CBS Local

    ... consistently delivers entertaining analysis and news covering [] MIAMI (CBSMiami) - The American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday that, although school drug testing has hypothetical benefits, it opposes the widespread implementation of schools drug ...

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  4. Child Medications Should Be Dosed In Metric Units--Not SpoonfulsRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | Forbes.com

    ... using milliliters or mls. The new metric dosing guidelines, set forth in the report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) represent an important effort to increase the safety of dispensing medications to children. Using the metric system is ...

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  5. Get the entire family involved in tackling childhood obesity: Canadian reportRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | GlobalNews

    Monitor children's height, weight and body mass index, their fitness levels, lifestyle and eating habits, doctors are urging parents and pediatricians in new Canadian guidelines on preventing childhood obesity. The recommendations - made by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care - are the first update to childhood obesity guidelines in more than 20 years.

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  6. Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next EpidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | WGBH

    "An epidemic is one of the few catastrophes that could set the world back drastically in the next few decades," Bill Gates warns in a essay he wrote for the March 18 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine . In the article, entitled "The Next Epidemic - Lessons From Ebola" - he says that the Ebola epidemic is a "wake-up call."

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  7. Child obesity stirred by 'perfect storm'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBC News

    Tackling childhood obesity should not be seen as two halves of prevention and treatment but a continuum. Children and teens who are overweight or obese can be identified by regularly monitoring their growth as a first step to help families, new Canadian guidelines for family doctors recommend.

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  8. Girl, four, eats 30 pots of Petits Filous yoghurt a day and becomes ...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Mail

    Girl, four, eats 30 pots of Petits Filous yoghurt a day and becomes hysterical if her mother offers her anything else A fussy four-year-old girl refuses to eat anything other than Petits Filous- munching her way through 30 pots a day. Emilie-Lea Hayward refuses to eat any solid food and becomes hysterical every time mother Naomi, 32, offers her anything other than raspberry and strawberry flavour yoghurt.

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  9. Doctors weigh in on school drug testingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CBS News

    One recent study found students in U.S. high schools with random drug testing were no less likely to try alcohol or marijuana. Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

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  10. How Pharmacists Can Raise OTC Acetaminophen Safety AwarenessRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Pharmacy Times

    Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh, received her PharmD degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in 2006 and completed a 2-year drug information residency. She served as a pharmacy professor at NSU's College of Pharmacy for 6 years, managed the drug information center, and conducted medication therapy management reviews.

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  11. U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | HON

    Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. In a new report, the nation's leading group of pediatricians reaffirms its stance against random drug testing in schools.

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  12. Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' MedsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | HON

    Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says. "Metric dosing is the most precise way to dose medications and prevent overdoses," said Dr. Ian Paul, lead author of a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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  13. Why Doctors Want To Switch To The Metric SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

    The country's leading group of pediatricians is urging the medical community to switch to the metric system in order to prevent kids from landing in the ER. The American Academy of Pediatrics , which has been advocating for metric measurements for decades, just issued its strongest statement yet in favor of moving away from our current measurement system.

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  14. First day of STAAR testing, ughRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman

    I have one who thinks he might be taking a test, possibly, in eighth grade reading today. Another who knows she's taking a fifth grade reading test tomorrow.

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  15. CMO Today: TV Is Really for BabiesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WSJ Media and Advertising

    Here's your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings. Send tips, suggestions and complaints to mike.shields@wsj.com BABY TUBE: If you talk to most pediatricians, they'll warn against letting babies under two years old watch any TV.

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  16. US model adapted by the National Poison Control Center 'boosts saving of lives and money'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    The National Poison Control Center -- whose aim is to speed up treatment in the event of accidental poisoning and make it unnecessary to go to hospital emergency rooms if there is no danger -- now receives most of its queries from the public. In the past, it preferred to be consulted by physicians, but it recognized the importance of being available round the clock to people -- mostly parents -- who fear their child has swallowed something dangerous.

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  17. Using the Placenta to Improve Pregnancy OutcomesRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Psychology Today

    In late 2014, I read about the Human Placenta Project, an initiative launched by the National Institutes of Health to study the human placenta. It took me months to get my head around the import of this project.

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  18. Pediatricians Warn Of Dangers Of Using Spoons To G...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    The American Academy of Pediatrics wants parents to keep the spoons for their cereal not their child's medication. The AAP urges parents, physicians and pharmacists to use only metric measurements on prescriptions, medication labels and dosing cups to help ensure kids receive the correct dose of medication.

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  19. Innovative Suckle Feeder Wins Gold Prima Baby AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | OnlinePRNews

    Haberman's Suckle Feeder, the innovative baby bottle recommended for nursing moms, has clinched a coveted 2015 Prima Baby Gold Award. The Suckle Feeder's nipple responds to a baby actively feeding.

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  20. Safely Measuring Kids' MedicineRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | MedlinePlus

    Kitchen spoons are great for mixing up your family's favorite recipes, but when it comes to measuring kids medicine, teaspoons and tablespoons should be left in the utensil drawer, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP is urging parents, physicians and pharmacists to use only metric measurements on prescriptions, drug labels and dosing devices to make sure children receive the correct amount of medication.

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