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February 2013

Does Anti-Social Television Content Create Aggressive Kids?

02/21/13

Does Anti-Social Television Content Create Aggressive Kids?

A new American Academy of Pediatrics study says educational and pro-social content really does matter when choosing preschoolers' TV programs.

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Obama Proposes Preschool Expansion in State of the Union Address

02/14/13

Obama Proposes Preschool Expansion in State of the Union Address

In his Feb. 12 speech and Feb. 13 plan, the president shared a vision to boosting public pre-K access, particularly for kids in low- and moderate-income families. The details, especially money, are raising many questions.

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Are Crossovers Replacing Minivans for Moms?

02/06/13

Are Crossovers Replacing Minivans for Moms?

It's the war of the wheels as the 'soccer mom' van stigma goes grill-to-grill with SUV-meets-station-wagon sexy. Either one will get the job done, but which do you prefer?

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Revised Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2013

02/04/13

Revised Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2013

The newly updated U.S. resource has a different format and added recommendations. But what's this mean for parents and kids? A southeast Michigan pediatrician helps explain.

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Jump for Heart Event in February Gets Southeast Michigan Kids Moving to Battle Heart Disease

01/29/13

Jump for Heart Event in February Gets Southeast Michigan Kids Moving to Battle Heart Disease

Centered around Valentine's Day, this annual event has young students moving and getting healthy – while raising funds for American Heart Association.

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School Photo Sales Drop Over Last 10 Years in Southeast Michigan and Nationally

01/28/13

School Photo Sales Drop Over Last 10 Years in Southeast Michigan and Nationally

As Facebook and Instagram use booms, demand for digital images is up. What are photography companies doing – and what's it mean for school funding?

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