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Jump for Heart Event in February Gets Southeast Michigan Kids Moving to Battle Heart Disease

01/29/13

Jump for Heart Event in February Gets Southeast Michigan Kids Moving to Battle Heart Disease

Centered around Valentine's Day, this annual event has young students moving and getting healthy – while raising funds for American Heart Association.

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School Photo Sales Drop Over Last 10 Years in Southeast Michigan and Nationally

01/28/13

School Photo Sales Drop Over Last 10 Years in Southeast Michigan and Nationally

As Facebook and Instagram use booms, demand for digital images is up. What are photography companies doing – and what's it mean for school funding?

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Kelsey's Law Stops Handheld Cell Phone Use by Young Michigan Drivers

01/10/13

Kelsey's Law Stops Handheld Cell Phone Use by Young Michigan Drivers

Gov. Rick Snyder signs a law that prohibits Level I and 2 inexperienced teen drivers from holding and talking on mobile phones behind the wheel.

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TV, Furniture Tip-Overs Cause Injury, Death in Young Children

01/07/13

TV, Furniture Tip-Overs Cause Injury, Death in Young Children

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found 2011 had the highest number of deaths due to these accidents. How can southeast Michigan parents prevent this?

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More Parents Joining Social Media Networks to Keep Tabs on Kids

12/27/12

More Parents Joining Social Media Networks to Keep Tabs on Kids

Worried about negative fallout, moms and dads are joining Facebook and other sites. Here's how to keep an effective eye on your children – and prevent irreversible missteps online?

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Researchers Identify Four New Parenting Styles in U.S.

12/26/12

Researchers Identify Four New Parenting Styles in U.S.

A recent study defines four ways moms and dads raise their kids. What are they, and what does a southeast Michigan expert have to say about them?

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Kids and Gun Safety Hot Topic After Newtown, Conn. Shooting

12/20/12

Kids and Gun Safety Hot Topic After Newtown, Conn. Shooting

The recent massacre at a Connecticut elementary school raises concerns about gun safety and kids. Should southeast Michigan kids be educated on dangers? How do parents keep kids safe?

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OPINION: School Shooting Prompts Concern about Michigan's Gun Laws

12/18/12

OPINION: School Shooting Prompts Concern about Michigan's Gun Laws

As Newtown, Conn. mourns the mass murder of 20 kids and seven adults by an assailant with an assault rifle, a local mom wonders how we got here and worries about potential legislation that could make this sort of massacre easier in Michigan.

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Michigan Science Center in Detroit to Open Dec. 26, 2012

12/04/12

Michigan Science Center in Detroit to Open Dec. 26, 2012

The former Detroit Science Center will reopen to the public under a new name in late December 2012 with new exhibit as feature attraction.

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Inflatable Bounce Houses, Moonwalks Pose Dangers to Kids

12/04/12

Inflatable Bounce Houses, Moonwalks Pose Dangers to Kids

A recent study finds that the number of injuries in U.S. children resulting from these popular kids party staples has increased over 20 years.

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