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March 2013

Safe Sleep Initiatives for Babies in Michigan

03/25/13

Safe Sleep Initiatives for Babies in Michigan

Unsafe sleep habits have resulted in recent infant deaths in metro Detroit. Local government is teaming up with Beaumont Children's Hospital to educate parents on the consequences.

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Modern Moms Are Working Full-Time More Than Ever, But Say Part-Time is Ideal

03/25/13

Modern Moms Are Working Full-Time More Than Ever, But Say Part-Time is Ideal

The parenthood-work balancing act is as complex as ever, but a new Pew Research Center study finds a jump in percentage of women who prefer a full-time job.

Posted at 09:00 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

Video Games Could Help Dyslexic Kids Read

03/15/13

Video Games Could Help Dyslexic Kids Read

A study recently published by Italian researchers indicates that playing video games may increase attention and focus skills, leading to improved reading.

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First Ever Guidelines for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

03/14/13

First Ever Guidelines for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

In a growing fight against childhood obesity, the American Academy of Pediatrics has released tips and advice to help pediatricians and parents treat children and adolescents.

Posted at 10:49 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

Distracted New Moms Drive Dangerously with Baby on Board

03/01/13

Distracted New Moms Drive Dangerously with Baby on Board

A survey of new mothers gives some scary statistics about the way they drive – from talking or texting on cell phones to tending to their tykes.

Posted at 01:10 PM | Permalink | Comments

Is There a Link Between Autism and Moms, Dads Delaying Parenthood?

02/25/13

Is There a Link Between Autism and Moms, Dads Delaying Parenthood?

First-time parents are older than ever, a study says, and special needs rates have risen in kids. What's the correlation – and what effect do aging dads have on their offspring?

Posted at 08:30 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

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