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June 2012

Dogs May Help Prevent Childhood Asthma

06/27/12

Dogs May Help Prevent Childhood Asthma

Pet dander can build kids' immune systems and possibly prevent some respiratory issues, says a new University of California-San Francisco study.

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At Kids Camps, Uniforms and Dress Codes are Still the Norm

06/22/12

At Kids Camps, Uniforms and Dress Codes are Still the Norm

Bikinis are among the biggest banned culprits, an American Camp Association survey finds. Why the restrictions still matter at summer sleep-away spots.

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Michigan's New Fireworks Law: Keeping Your Family Safe

06/20/12

Michigan's New Fireworks Law: Keeping Your Family Safe

Looser rules have local fire departments worried about the summer holidays. Here's what you should know – and how to ensure safety for your kids.

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Ban on Big Sodas Planned for New York City

06/13/12

Ban on Big Sodas Planned for New York City

Big Apple Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to ban soft drinks and other sugary beverages larger than 16 oz. from restaurants. But is there an appropriate serving size, really?

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K2 and 'Spice' Synthetic Marijuana Banned in Southeast Michigan Communities

06/08/12

K2 and 'Spice' Synthetic Marijuana Banned in Southeast Michigan Communities

Worried about kids' access, metro Detroit counties are prohibiting sales of fake pot and other drugs – and state legislators could soon follow suit.

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Facebook Considers Lowering Age Limit

06/06/12

Facebook Considers Lowering Age Limit

Should children under age 13 be allowed on Facebook with parental consent, or is the possible restriction change just a recipe for disaster?

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Great Lakes State Fair Replacing 'Michigan State Fair' in 2012

06/01/12

Great Lakes State Fair Replacing 'Michigan State Fair' in 2012

The grounds of Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi are set to rekindle metro Detroit's agricultural family-friendly tradition Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012.

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