Bullying, Excessive Internet Use Behind Spike In Teen SuicidesA study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found pathological internet use and bullying are behind suicide’s rise as a cause of death in 15- to 19-year olds.
Pediatricians Suggest Changes To Youth Football To Improve SafetyAfter an alarming number of high school football player deaths, a leading doctors’ group is suggesting new guidelines to address player safety, and save lives.
Stevenson High School Pushing Back Start Time Next YearThe school board approved the change this week, and in a video on the school’s website, principal Troy Gobble said there are three main reasons for the change, including research on teenage sleep.
Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep HabitsPediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.
Pediatricians Suggest Later School Start Times For TeensDelaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, pediatricians say. More than 40 percent of the nation's public high schools start classes before 8 a.m.
Healthy Children Convention To Take Place This Weekend In RosemontIf you've got a question about your child's health, you have an alternative this weekend instead of heading to the doctor's office, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Doctors Warn Parents To Get Rid Of Crib BumpersThere’s a new warning for parents today, doctors are now saying that parents should not put bumper pads in babies' cribs.
Experts: Keep Kids In Back-Facing Car Seats LongerSome new guidelines have been released for children’s car seats, and those guidelines are different from what parents have been advised in recent years.
Some Doctors Won't Treat Unvaccinated KidsSome doctors are now taking a stand. They are refusing to treat young patients who have not received their childhood vaccinations.
Officials: Get Smart About AntibioticsThis week is Get Smart About Antibiotics week, and the American Academy of Pediatrics is offering advice on how to avoid overusing these important medicines.