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Cell phones are replacing pagers in pediatric hospitals

Many physicians and residents are using their own cell phones to page colleagues, raising privacy concerns.

By October 22, 2012


TVs injure a child every half-hour

Data published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that ill-mounted televisions injure more than 17,000 children in the U.S. every year.

By July 22, 2013


Pediatricians: Limit kids' media use to 2 hours a day

American Academy of Pediatrics also tells parents to discourage any screen time for children 2 and younger and keep Internet-connected devices out of kids' bedrooms.

By October 28, 2013


TV isn't educational for babies, report says

TV may be entertaining for tots, but it isn't educational, according to research from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

By October 18, 2011


Sexting far less prevalent than previously reported

A study published in Pediatrics finds that only about 1 percent of teens have sent nude or sexually explicit images of themselves to others, which is far fewer than some studies have suggested.

By December 5, 2011


Is there really 'Facebook depression?' (podcast)

A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers good advice for parents, but triggers questions about whether it's right in asserting that Facebook may cause depression

By March 29, 2011


Nickel and gadgets: A rash connection?

Allergic reactions to nickel in some gadgets have been noticed for a while. Now, a medical journal report suggests a possible link between rashes and exposure to nickel in Apple's iPads.

By July 14, 2014


When parents limit screen time, kids behave, sleep, and test better

Since the average kid is in front of a screen more than 40 hours a week, researchers say even small limits on screen time can reap multiple health benefits.

By March 31, 2014


Study: Most parents drive distracted with child in car

A poll of 618 parents found that almost 90 percent of them multitask while behind the wheel, even with kids in the car.

By May 6, 2013


Is AT&T’s new U-verse ‘second screen’ app really good for babies?

[commentary] A new U-verse TV app aims to get wee ones drawing, but CNET's Maggie Reardon wants to give it a long time-out.

By May 8, 2014