Health and Science News for Parents
Jan
29

Small Pediatricians Group Promotes Ideology, Not Evidence

written by Tara Haelle

A small group of pediatricians called the American College of Pediatricians periodically releases policy statements about various child and teen health issues. It’s obviously always important to understand who or what the source of information is, even when (perhaps especially when, George Orwell would say) the name itself sounds reliable. So, who are these ACP* folks? […]

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Jul
4

Happy Fourth of July! Reasons to love America this week…

written by Tara Haelle

There are days – many days, unfortunately – when living in the U.S. frustrates or saddens or angers me. As I see black churches burning in the midst of a debate over a racist symbol following a tragedy like the Charleston shootings, it’s hard not to become despondent. When you hear presidential hopefuls making non-science based comments […]

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Jan
28

New CDC immunization schedule released

written by Tara Haelle

It’s that time again — the American Academy of Pediatricians has released the updated 2013 immunization schedule for children and teens. The changes in terms of actual shots aren’t major, though there have been some serious revamps done on the visual design of the schedule to make it easier to read and to include all […]

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Aug
30

To cut or not to cut… the AAP weighs in on circumcision

written by Tara Haelle

So you’ve likely heard by now that the American Academy of Pediatrics issued their updated policy statement on circumcision, the first since 1999. I’ve been sitting on the statement and the task force technical report for a week now, and even though I’ve written a news summary for dailyRx…  I have many mixed feelings. I […]

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