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More Parents are Opting Out of Vaccines for Kids

10/29/12

More Parents are Opting Out of Vaccines for Kids

A growing number of children aren't getting school-mandated vaccinations, a new study finds – for non-medical reasons. What does this mean for Michigan?

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Depression and Anti-Depressant Use During Pregnancy Impacts Fetal Brains

10/18/12

Depression and Anti-Depressant Use During Pregnancy Impacts Fetal Brains

New study finds language development centered in babies brains can be inhibited or accelerated by mom's depression, or related medications, while the infant is in utero.

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Families Unknowingly Buying Foreclosed Homes Once Used as Meth Labs, Getting Sick

10/12/12

Families Unknowingly Buying Foreclosed Homes Once Used as Meth Labs, Getting Sick

Unsuspecting parents across the country are moving into bargain houses with shady drug pasts – and becoming very ill. How can southeast Michigan families avoid the same fate?

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New Study Finds 'Mom Gene' It Claims Enables Good Parenting Skills

10/05/12

New Study Finds 'Mom Gene' It Claims Enables Good Parenting Skills

Genetic discovery in mice may explain why some parents may or may not have a strong urge to raise kids. How does this affect parenting?

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Pacifiers May Hinder Boys' Emotional Growth

10/04/12

Pacifiers May Hinder Boys' Emotional Growth

A recent study finds that giving your little boy a binky may stop his ability to develop emotionally. How serious should parents take this study? A local expert weighs in.

Posted at 05:50 PM | Permalink | Comments: 2

Michigan Families With Truant Children Can Lose Cash Assistance Welfare Benefits Under New Policy

09/28/12

Michigan Families With Truant Children Can Lose Cash Assistance Welfare Benefits Under New Policy

The Michigan Department of Human Resources will implement a controversial strategy proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder for curtailing school absences that punishes families with truant children.

Posted at 10:42 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

Kids' Diet Soda Drinking Doubles, Raises More Obesity Concern

09/24/12

Kids' Diet Soda Drinking Doubles, Raises More Obesity Concern

A new study finds more parents and kids are ditching sugary pop for its low-calorie substitutes. But are artificial sweeteners really a better thing?

Posted at 09:14 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

Preparing Kids For Seasonal Flu this School Year

09/21/12

Preparing Kids For Seasonal Flu this School Year

Flu season is approaching – which means southeast Michigan parents need to know how to keep their kids healthy, and be aware of vaccination availability.

Posted at 02:57 PM | Permalink | Comments

Teen Sexting Can Be Linked To Other Risky Sexual Behaviors

09/20/12

Teen Sexting Can Be Linked To Other Risky Sexual Behaviors

A new study says sexting correlates with real-life physical sexual behavior in kids. What does this mean – and how can southeast Michigan parents and educators discuss it?

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Small Turtle Family Pets Causing Salmonella Concerns

09/19/12

Small Turtle Family Pets Causing Salmonella Concerns

Kids across the U.S. are getting sick from these tiny retiles. Learn about this growing problem and how to prevent an outbreak from happening in your home.

Posted at 01:27 PM | Permalink | Comments

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