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July 2013

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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Teen Drivers Increase Insurance Rates for Michigan Families

07/15/13

Teen Drivers Increase Insurance Rates for Michigan Families

Planning to add your teen to your policy? Expect a 70-percent hike in your insurance premium. Learn how to save some cash when the next bill comes.

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Single Fatherhood is Rising, Support is Slower to Follow

07/11/13

Single Fatherhood is Rising, Support is Slower to Follow

The numbers have significantly increased since the 1960s, a Pew Research Center study says. What does this mean for modern dads in southeast Michigan?

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Bicycle Helmet Safety and Kids

06/24/13

Bicycle Helmet Safety and Kids

States with bike helmet laws have fewer bike fatalities, a Boston Children's Hospital study says. Should Michigan enact a similar law for children?

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