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June 2014

Michigan Passes Breast-feeding Antidiscrimination Act

06/25/14

Michigan Passes Breast-feeding Antidiscrimination Act

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation ensuring mothers' right to breast-feed in public, protecting them from discrimination and indecent exposure accusations.

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How Parents Can Prevent Rising Cyberbullying Rates

06/20/14

How Parents Can Prevent Rising Cyberbullying Rates

June 20, 2014 is the second annual Stop Cyberbullying Day. Here's a look how it affects kids, and tips from a national and southeast Michigan expert to help.

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Parents Spanking Children as a First Resort

06/17/14

Parents Spanking Children as a First Resort

No warnings for bad behavior. More parents are using corporal punishment to discipline kids for all sorts of trivial reasons, according to a new study. A local psychologist weighs in.

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FDA Proposes Pregnant, Nursing Women, Children Eat More Fish

06/16/14

FDA Proposes Pregnant, Nursing Women, Children Eat More Fish

Federal health officials drafted new recommendations for the minimum amount of seafood pregnant and nursing women, as well as children, should eat per week.

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Secondary Drowning Danger for Kids Can Go Beyond the Pool

06/12/14

Secondary Drowning Danger for Kids Can Go Beyond the Pool

A mom's terrifying story of her young son's brush with death has prompted concern for parents in metro Detroit and beyond. Learn more about this summer risk.

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More Teens Driving Stoned than Drunk, New Study Says

06/06/14

More Teens Driving Stoned than Drunk, New Study Says

More college freshmen are admitting to getting behind the wheel under the influence of marijuana than alcohol. It's a trend that could have deadly results.

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One-Third of Detroit Pregnancies Aborted, Report Says

06/05/14

One-Third of Detroit Pregnancies Aborted, Report Says

While the national abortion rate has declined, Detroit's rate for terminating pregnancies is 31 percent. What factors could be contributing to the rate?

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Intestinal Germs May Impact Autism, According to a Study

06/03/14

Intestinal Germs May Impact Autism, According to a Study

Research from Arizona State University finds that kids with autism have different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals than those without autism.

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