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Joined April 2009
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During Breastfeeding Awareness Month, watch @kidseatincolor & Dr. Joan Meek, leading author of AAP’s updated Breastfeeding and Human Milk Policy Statement discuss the recommendations and answer parents' questions. #NBM22 bibliogram.1d4.us/p/CghJEg7pvKE/
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The @AmerAcadPeds recommends babies eat a varied diet to protect against heavy metals that a new @HBBForg report found in commercial, homemade food: ow.ly/lCtm50KhQfA
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After e-cigarettes, teens most often used flavored non-tobacco oral nicotine products such as those that come in lozenges, chewing gums or gummies, a study shows. In @aap_peds: aap.org/en/news-room/news-re…
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COVID vaccines are available for children 6 months and older, and pediatricians are here to answer families' questions. #CallYourPediatrician to learn more about COVID vaccination. #NIAM
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With a rise in depression and anxiety among teens, you may wonder if social media affects your child's mental health. Pediatricians Dr. Megan A. Moreno & Dr. Jenny Radesky share the latest research with parents: ow.ly/uOoP50KbKhx
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.@AAPPres Dr. Moira Szilagyi reflects on last weekend's Leadership Conference and discusses why AAP will continue to stand up for children and youth who are transgender. aap.org/en/news-room/aap-voi…
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An @aap_peds study finds a mild to moderate increase in risk for neonatal complications among newborns of women with disabilities compared to newborns of women without disabilities. For information: aap.org/en/news-room/news-re…
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The arrival of polio vaccines in the 1950s led to a dramatic decline in this paralyzing disease, reducing cases by 99% worldwide. With the recent report of polio case in New York, Dr. Yvonne A. Maldonado explains what parents need to know: ow.ly/rPlM50KfS0n
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Help your family have fun in the sun with tips from @healthychildren from how to choose the right sunscreen for your child, to how to apply it and more ways to how to treat sunburns: ow.ly/tjSo50Kb3BX
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It’s normal and understandable for parents to have questions about vaccines for their children. Check out AAP’s new digital interactive tool that features FAQs, explainers from pediatricians and more: ow.ly/c7fJ50KbKso #NIAM
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AAP celebrates the climate change protections passed by the Senate this weekend. Children are disproportionately impacted by climate change and this historic bill will ensure more kids can grow up in healthy and safe environments. We look forward to the bill soon becoming law.
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Breastfeeding can offer many perks, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can even breastfeed if you test positive for COVID-19, as long as you take extra safety precautions. Learn more: ow.ly/v5ME50Kb00m #NBM22
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American Academy of Pediatrics retweeted
Voting in the 2022 @AmerAcadPeds election is right around the corner! Learn more about the candidates for national offices including president-elect candidates @DrWarrenSeigel and @DrBenHoffman: ow.ly/inLH50Ke3QH #AAPLeads
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#Tweetiaticians: Voting is almost underway for AAP national elections! Learn more about the candidates, including AAP President-Elect candidates Dr. Ben Hoffman and Dr. Warren Siegel, here: publications.aap.org/aapnews… #AAPLeads
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Is there too early an age to start my child on swimming lessons? #DrowningPrevention expert Dr. Benjamin D. Hoffman discusses when to start swim lessons for kids.
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The arrival of polio vaccines in the 1950s led to a dramatic decline in this paralyzing disease, reducing cases by 99% worldwide. With the recent report of polio case in New York, Dr. Yvonne A. Maldonado explains what parents need to know: healthychildren.org/English/…
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