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Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

...these effective methods," said Dr. Mary Ott of Indiana University. She had no role in the study but led an American Academy of Pediatrics' policy statement earlier this week urging long-acting contraception, a stance other doctor groups endorse...
Letter: Invest in the future by reading to your kids

...Right From the Start"). Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced that it is asking its 62,000 That's a win-win.Thank you American Academy of Pediatrics, All-Alaska Pediatric Partnership and Best...
My Turn: The great iPad debate

...the Classroom." However, I did not see "Angry Birds" mentioned on any of those lists.I also found the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that children under age 2 have no screen time, and that kids older than 2 watch no more than...
The doctor orders anti-discrimination

...unacceptable at any age. The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Psychiatry, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians all support legislation to end discrimination against LGBT persons...
Alaska immunization rates fall; state asks why

...nation, Young said, critics question the need for vaccines and whether they are safe or effective. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other health organizations say vaccines have been studied thoroughly and protect infants and children...
Cheerleading needs sports safety rules, docs say

...reach 15 feet high or more.In a new policy statement released online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics says school sports associations should designate cheerleading as a sport, and make it subject to safety rules...
Qualified as governor

...our libraries, schools, universities, and thousands of Alaska homes. Professional organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association for Education of the Young Child, and Children's Section of the American Bar Association...
Nonprescription sales of morning-after pill OK'd care and increases their risk of unintended pregnancy," said Dr. Eileen Ouellette, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Bruce L. Downey, Barr's chairman, pledged to keep working with the FDA to try to eliminate the restriction...
DIY or call in the pros? Some babyproofing basics children over one year of age," and many are preventable, says Dr. Garry Gardner, chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. The most common injuries are burns, cuts, bruises...
Favors Ulmer for health care

...families never even bothered to seek care as such show of poverty was an insult to family pride. Since the American Academy of Pediatrics, other child advocacy organizations, and Sen. Hubert Humphrey led our Congress to establish Medicare and...


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