Welcome to the Press Room of the American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Researchers surveyed more than 15,000 students as part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which assessed texting while driving during the prior 30 days.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Academy of Pediatrics announce their support for legislation that will help improve access to mental health providers and reduce wait times for families in need of specialty medical care for their children.
Each year, approximately 2.4 million people – more than half under age 6 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance.
Spring break is a great time for the family to get away from the cold, dark days of winter and have some fun in the sun.
The AAP offers tips on Valentine's Day.
The AAP offers Tips on Social Media and Sexting.