Origin of pediatricsfrom ped(o)- + -iatrics
Pediatrics deals with the medical problems of children.
The study and treatment of children's medical problems is an example of pediatrics.
nounused with a sing. verb
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Î¹Î´ÏŒÏ‚ (paidos), genitive of Ï€Î±Î¹Ï‚ (pais, “child") +"Ž -iatrics.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the newborn infant see a physician for a check-up at birth, two weeks, two months, four months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, and 24 months, and annually thereafter.
- The classes for small children have traditionally been the most popular and are more so since new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics urge that children between the ages of one and four learn how to swim.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that the pattern of use and abuse of alcohol in children and adolescents is not observably different from what is manifested in young people using marijuana or cocaine.
- The Official Journal of the American Association of Pediatrics formed some serious conclusions after conducting research regarding the connection between weight gain in adolescents and sugar-sweetened beverages.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends cholesterol screening of children over age two whose parents have a history of cardiovascular disease before age 55, or have blood cholesterol levels above 240mg/dl.