Welcome to the Press Room of the American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The American Academy of Pediatrics welcomes a long-awaited proposed rule released today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowing the agency to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, but urges additional, immediate action to protect young people effectively from addiction and from the poisoning risks these products pose.
Babies who have problems with self-regulation also tend to have more media exposure, and their parents may be especially likely to benefit from help with managing these aspects of their children’s development, according to the study, “Infant Self-Regulation and Early Childhood Media Exposure” in the May 2014 issue of Pediatrics,
The AAP offers tips for Sports Injury Prevention
Each year, approximately 2.4 million people – more than half under age 6 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance.