American Academy Of Pediatrics
Pediatricians 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.
Delaying 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.
If 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.
There’s a new warning for parents today, doctors are now saying that parents should not put bumper pads in babies’ cribs.
Some 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 are now taking a stand. They are refusing to treat young patients who have not received their childhood vaccinations.
This week is Get Smart About Antibiotics week, and the American Academy of Pediatrics is offering advice on how to avoid overusing these important medicines.