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Michigan Education Improves, Poverty Grows, Kids Count Says

07/25/14

Michigan Education Improves, Poverty Grows, Kids Count Says

The 2014 Annie E. Casey Foundation study finds promising trends for preschool attendance and high-school graduation, but notes struggles with child poverty.

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Medication Mistakes Common and Dangerous, New Study Finds

07/23/14

Medication Mistakes Common and Dangerous, New Study Finds

Recent findings published in Pediatrics show that nearly 40 percent of parents make measuring errors for their kid's medicine. Why is this happening and what can you do to prevent it?

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Spray-on Sunscreen Warnings for Kids: FDA Investigates Safety

07/15/14

Spray-on Sunscreen Warnings for Kids: FDA Investigates Safety

Parents might want to think twice before using this alternative to lotion sunscreen as the Food and Drug Administration investigates its potential risks.

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Children of Same-Sex Couples Prove to Live Happier, Healthier

07/11/14

Children of Same-Sex Couples Prove to Live Happier, Healthier

Research from the University of Melbourne finds that kids raised by gay couples scored above average in health and well-being. Learn more about the study's finding here.

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Avoiding Eye Injuries From Home Fireworks on Fourth of July

07/01/14

Avoiding Eye Injuries From Home Fireworks on Fourth of July

There's been an increase in wounds caused by sparklers, firecrackers and other yard-use fireworks. How can you protect your family this Independence Day?

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Michigan Passes Breast-feeding Antidiscrimination Act

06/25/14

Michigan Passes Breast-feeding Antidiscrimination Act

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation ensuring mothers' right to breast-feed in public, protecting them from discrimination and indecent exposure accusations.

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The Dangers of Leaving Kids Alone in Hot Cars

06/23/14

The Dangers of Leaving Kids Alone in Hot Cars

Parents know the consequences – but it doesn't stop some from taking the risk, a new study says. What's the deal with this dangerous decision?

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How Parents Can Prevent Rising Cyberbullying Rates

06/20/14

How Parents Can Prevent Rising Cyberbullying Rates

June 20, 2014 is the second annual Stop Cyberbullying Day. Here's a look how it affects kids, and tips from a national and southeast Michigan expert to help.

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Parents Spanking Children as a First Resort

06/17/14

Parents Spanking Children as a First Resort

No warnings for bad behavior. More parents are using corporal punishment to discipline kids for all sorts of trivial reasons, according to a new study. A local psychologist weighs in.

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FDA Proposes Pregnant, Nursing Women, Children Eat More Fish

06/16/14

FDA Proposes Pregnant, Nursing Women, Children Eat More Fish

Federal health officials drafted new recommendations for the minimum amount of seafood pregnant and nursing women, as well as children, should eat per week.

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