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Excellent Schools Detroit Teams Up With GreatSchools for Local Website

03/26/14

Excellent Schools Detroit Teams Up With GreatSchools for Local Website

The local nonprofit and national website have joined forces to create GreatSchoolsDetroit.org, where parents can look at multiple ratings of schools and submit reviews.

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Screen Time Before Bedtime Impacts Kid's Sleep

03/24/14

Screen Time Before Bedtime Impacts Kid's Sleep

Television, iPads and smartphones: children are so plugged in that it's actually affecting their sleep habits, says a new study from the National Sleep Foundation.

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Study Says Infant Sleep Machines Could Cause Hearing Damage

03/13/14

Study Says Infant Sleep Machines Could Cause Hearing Damage

Researchers found sleep machines that produce white noise to help babies sleep are capable of reaching a volume that could be a hearing risk. How seriously should parents take these results?

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Shopping Cart Accidents and Injuries Among Kids

02/24/14

Shopping Cart Accidents and Injuries Among Kids

This grocery store staple isn't as safe as you think. According to a new study, 66 children hit the emergency room each day due to injuries related to shopping cart mishaps.

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More Kids Are Getting Their Caffeine Fix From Coffee

02/18/14

More Kids Are Getting Their Caffeine Fix From Coffee

Starbucks Frappuccinos, Dunkin' Donuts' Coolatta and more: Kids are swapping soda for coffee drinks, according to a new study. But what are the effects of coffee consumption?

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Survey Finds Increase in Marijuana Use Among Teens

01/27/14

Survey Finds Increase in Marijuana Use Among Teens

The 2013 Monitoring the Future survey reports a rise in the number of teens using marijuana as the perceived risk of the drug continues to decline. Get the info during National Drug Facts Week, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2014.

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Eating Peanuts During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy Risk

01/27/14

Eating Peanuts During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy Risk

Kids of moms who ate peanuts and tree nuts had a lower chance of developing allergies to these foods, a new study says. Could early exposure be a good thing?

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Only 1 in 4 Kids Meets Required Fitness Guidelines

01/16/14

Only 1 in 4 Kids Meets Required Fitness Guidelines

That’s right: According to recent survey results, children aren't getting as much regular exercise as they should. What can parents do to help kids increase activity?

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Parents Pass Down Their Car Brand Preference to Kids

01/14/14

Parents Pass Down Their Car Brand Preference to Kids

According to a new study, whatever car you drive while your child still lives at home will likely impact the automobile purchases he makes when he's grown.

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Canadian Shopping Malls Offer Special Visits with Santa for Kids with Autism

12/11/13

Canadian Shopping Malls Offer Special Visits with Santa for Kids with Autism

For kids with autism, busy and loud Santa visits can be overwhelming. Canadian malls – and a southeast Michigan mall – help by offering quieter, less stimulating visits for the holidays.

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