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Water Safety 101: Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe During Summer Swim Season

05/30/13

Water Safety 101: Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe During Summer Swim Season

Following the drowning death of a local 14-year-old over Memorial Day weekend, families of small kids and teenagers should keep safe swim practices in mind.

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Michigan Amber Alert System Keeps Kids Safe Year-round

05/24/13

Michigan Amber Alert System Keeps Kids Safe Year-round

The state's nonprofit works with law enforcement and Michigan Association of Broadcasters to bring missing kids home safe, and it relies on public awareness.

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Preparing Your Family for Severe Weather in Southeast Michigan

05/22/13

Preparing Your Family for Severe Weather in Southeast Michigan

The massive tornado that devastated Moore, Okla. on May 20 is a reminder that being ready for bad weather during our own tornado and thunderstorm season is imperative.

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Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Prompts Questions about Breast Cancer Gene Testing

05/15/13

Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Prompts Questions about Breast Cancer Gene Testing

Like the actress, women who have one of two BRCA genes run a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Should southeast Michigan moms consider the pricey test?

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Can Eating Boogers Boost Kids' Immunity to Illness?

05/14/13

Can Eating Boogers Boost Kids' Immunity to Illness?

A Canadian biochemistry professor asks if pathogens from dried mucus have health benefits. A Detroit doctor weighs in on this – and a Swedish study about parents' spit on babies' pacifiers.

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FDA Approves Plan B One-Step 'Morning After Pill' for Ages 15 and Up

05/13/13

FDA Approves Plan B One-Step 'Morning After Pill' for Ages 15 and Up

The emergency contraceptive pill is now available over-the-counter for younger girls. Experts voice support, concern and prevention in complex debate.

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'Cinnamon Challenge' Dare Seriously Injuring Teens

04/29/13

'Cinnamon Challenge' Dare Seriously Injuring Teens

Scores of teenagers took the risk and wound up in a hospital emergency room last year. Doctors and poison control warn parents about the dangerous fad.

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Organization Ranks Best And Worst K-8 Schools in Detroit Based on MEAP Scores

04/17/13

Organization Ranks Best And Worst K-8 Schools in Detroit Based on MEAP Scores

Excellent Schools Detroit released a list of the city's top 20 and bottom eight elementary and middle schools in an effort to help parents and students find quality education.

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Study Finds Skim Milk Linked to Obesity in Preschoolers

03/26/13

Study Finds Skim Milk Linked to Obesity in Preschoolers

Drinking milk might do a body good, but should you give your child skim, 2 percent or whole? Recent research might rule out the skim option.

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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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