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Childhood Obesity is Declining, According to New Study

08/19/13

Childhood Obesity is Declining, According to New Study

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that obesity rates among low-income, preschool-aged children are shrinking – and it's happening right here in Michigan, too.

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Teen Dating Violence High; Girls Both Victims and Abusers

08/16/13

Teen Dating Violence High; Girls Both Victims and Abusers

A new study shows how common abusive adolescent relationships are – with girls reporting higher numbers all around. Experts weigh in with advice for parents.

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Millennials More Forgetful Than Senior Citizens, Poll Says

08/13/13

Millennials More Forgetful Than Senior Citizens, Poll Says

Young adults ages 18 to 34 are having a hard time remembering stuff, from what day it is to taking a shower. Could it affect their parenting and kids?

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Injuries Related to Fighting Reduce Teenagers' Intelligence

08/08/13

Injuries Related to Fighting Reduce Teenagers' Intelligence

At a critical time for neurological development, adolescents who suffer serious injuries in a physical altercation experience a significant drop in IQ – and girls' intelligence takes a bigger hit.

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Excellent Schools Detroit's Scorecard Grades Detroit Schools

08/08/13

Excellent Schools Detroit's Scorecard Grades Detroit Schools

This nonprofit organization just released an unprecedented letter-grade evaluation of more than 200 city schools for 2013, grading them on a variety of factors.

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Nut Food Allergies on Rise in Kids: What's Being Done?

08/06/13

Nut Food Allergies on Rise in Kids: What's Being Done?

The peanut related death of a California teen prompts questions of how southeast Michigan is taking action to protect children – and whether bans are the answer.

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More Kids are Being Diagnosed with Mental Disorders

07/29/13

More Kids are Being Diagnosed with Mental Disorders

One in five children in the United States suffers from a mental disorder, according to a new, first-of-its kind study. What are the leading issues and what should parents know?

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Dad's Age Affects Offspring's Weight, Height and Cholesterol

07/26/13

Dad's Age Affects Offspring's Weight, Height and Cholesterol

A recent study reported in Clinical Endocrinology shows a correlation between older dads and their kid's stature and health.

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Increase in Children Diagnosed with Adult Diseases

07/24/13

Increase in Children Diagnosed with Adult Diseases

A recent study shows young kids are being diagnosed with diseases that usually strike middle-aged people including diabetes, obesity and elevated blood pressure. What can parents do to stop this?

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Study Finds Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Heads

07/17/13

Study Finds Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Heads

Many infants ages 7-12 months old have positional plagiocephaly, or a 'flat spot,' on their heads. What causes it, and what can parents do to prevent or correct it?

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