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July 2014

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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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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