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Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Update

The American College of Pediatricians (the College) has updated its position statement on the  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines with the latest research regarding the virus and its effects, as well as the effectiveness and safety of those vaccines.  This revised statement has information, not available from any other single source that is pertinent to healthcare […]

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57 Million Deaths and Counting

In honor of International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2015, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists (AAPLOG) invite you to join them in their efforts to end the greatest human rights violation on earth: legalized induced abortion. More than 57 million babies have been violently […]

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Pornography and Children: A Crying Shame

At the start of this year’s White Ribbon Against Pornography week, the American College of Pediatricians (The College) urges physicians to become aware of the dangers of pornography so they are prepared to counsel parents and adolescents on this topic. In its statement, The Impact of Pornography on Children, the College presents the results of […]

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Report Confirms Marijuana is Dangerous

The American College of Pediatricians (the College) documents the harmful effects of marijuana use in its statement, Marijuana Use: Detrimental to Children, and urges parents, educators and healthcare providers to warn our youth about them. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has monitored the impact of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado for […]

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Tragic Day for America’s Children

Gainesville, Florida – June 26, 2015 – “Dr. Michelle Cretella, President of the American College of Pediatricians in response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision today stated, ‘This is a tragic day for America’s children. The SCOTUS has just undermined the single greatest pro-child institution in the history of mankind: the […]

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A Francheska Moment

Jo Lamble is a Clinical Psychologist that did a presentation about how you can steer your children with traditional values during a modern age. This can be a tough thing with so many outside things pulling at us. I encourage you to take just a few minutes and listen to the suggestions that she has. […]

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Induced Abortion: Women have a Right to Know

With its position statement, Induced Abortion: Risks That May Impact Adolescents, Young Adults, and Their Children, the American College of Pediatricians (The College) urges women who are contemplating an abortion to become aware of the many risks associated with the procedure. The statement presents the results of a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on […]

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Did you hear that?

This last week, I spent a good amount of time studying the skill of active listening – such an important part of communicating. Active listening doesn’t just include listening to the words someone is saying, but also hearing the tone of voice behind the speaker. It involves physically opening your ears to the other person […]

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The Value of Work

Who remembers working hard, in the sun, with sweat dripping down your face when you were younger? Whether you had to weed the garden or mow the lawn, you had chores to get done everyday and not all of them were as easy as taking out the trash. Back in the day, children were expected […]

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Same-Sex Marriage – Detrimental to Children

The American College of Pediatricians urges the Supreme Court of the United States to consider the well-being of children in the case before them this week to legalize same-sex marriage.  While the debate over the legitimacy of same-sex marriage can be viewed from many perspectives, there should be little debate about the effects it has upon children: Same-sex marriage deliberately deprives the […]

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