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Mom's Car Chase/Shooting Death: Postpartum Depression Factor?

10/10/13

Mom's Car Chase/Shooting Death: Postpartum Depression Factor?

The family of Miriam Carey, the victim of a fatal shooting outside the Capitol, says Carey, mother to a 1-year-old, was suffering from mental instability.

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New Greenfield Village Playscape Welcomes Kids of all Abilities

10/03/13

New Greenfield Village Playscape Welcomes Kids of all Abilities

The Henry Ford in Dearborn opens its play area at its historic outdoor spot on Oct. 5, 2013. The play area is designed for all children, including those with special needs

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Gender Stereotypes Still Exist in Children's Picture Books

09/30/13

Gender Stereotypes Still Exist in Children's Picture Books

Society may be more progressive, but a new study indicates the books we read to our kids haven't kept up so well. Find out what you can do to combat these stereotypes.

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Reports of Measles Up Nationwide, States Include Michigan

09/26/13

Reports of Measles Up Nationwide, States Include Michigan

Since mid-August 2013, 159 cases of this disease have been reported across the country, raising concerns about traveling with infant kids and vaccine refusal.

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Bullying Can Cause Physical Illness in Kids, Study Says

09/19/13

Bullying Can Cause Physical Illness in Kids, Study Says

Symptoms like headaches, dizziness, bedwetting and more often are a direct result of being bullied by peers, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports.

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Michigan Disaster Plans for Schools, Daycare Centers Lacking

09/13/13

Michigan Disaster Plans for Schools, Daycare Centers Lacking

Save the Children, a national organization, says we're among 28 states not making the grade in keeping kids safe. Here's what it found – and what's being done.

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Party Drug Molly Makes Headlines with Overdoses, Deaths

09/06/13

Party Drug Molly Makes Headlines with Overdoses, Deaths

Four young people have died due to this popular form of ecstasy, and pop stars mention it in radio songs. Who is Molly and what do parents need to know about her?

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Toddler Damian Sutton Tragedy Sparks Child Care Safety Debate

08/29/13

Toddler Damian Sutton Tragedy Sparks Child Care Safety Debate

This Macomb County 2-year-old's death following an alleged beating by his mom's boyfriend raises the question: Who do you trust around your kids? Local moms weigh in with their tips and opinions.

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Powerful Magnets: More Kids Hospitalized after Swallowing Them

08/26/13

Powerful Magnets: More Kids Hospitalized after Swallowing Them

The rare earth element has caused spikes in ER visits in the last 10 years, a new study says. The government and parents are growing more aware of the dangers.

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Hookah Smoking is on the Rise Among Teens

08/26/13

Hookah Smoking is on the Rise Among Teens

The Middle Eastern water pipe is gaining popularity among adolescents and young adults at hookah lounges in southeast Michigan. What are the real dangers of this new trend?

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