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October 2013

National School Bus Safety Week: What You Need to Know

10/23/13

National School Bus Safety Week: What You Need to Know

A southeast Michigan driving instructor offers teens and parents a refresher in traffic laws during this awareness week, which runs Oct. 21-25, 2013.

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'Thigh Gap' Fixation Could Lead to Eating Disorders Among Teenage Girls

10/22/13

'Thigh Gap' Fixation Could Lead to Eating Disorders Among Teenage Girls

The newest Internet craze depicts an unattainable figure that young women are eagerly trying to achieve. Could this be the latest cause of body issues and eating disorders?

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Bacterial Meningitis Case Reported at Oakland County School

10/18/13

Bacterial Meningitis Case Reported at Oakland County School

A South Lyon teen was treated for the disease October, worrying southeast Michigan parents. What are signs, and how can you prevent your kid from getting sick?

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Mom's Car Chase/Shooting Death: Postpartum Depression Factor?

10/10/13

Mom's Car Chase/Shooting Death: Postpartum Depression Factor?

The family of Miriam Carey, the victim of a fatal shooting outside the Capitol, says Carey, mother to a 1-year-old, was suffering from mental instability.

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Gender Stereotypes Still Exist in Children's Picture Books

09/30/13

Gender Stereotypes Still Exist in Children's Picture Books

Society may be more progressive, but a new study indicates the books we read to our kids haven't kept up so well. Find out what you can do to combat these stereotypes.

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