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Companies Increase Marketing of Alcohol, Junk Food to Kids

03/25/13

Companies Increase Marketing of Alcohol, Junk Food to Kids

A new study in Pediatrics shows savvy tactics used to lure children. And they're effective in creating bad habits. What can parents do?

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Modern Moms Are Working Full-Time More Than Ever, But Say Part-Time is Ideal

03/25/13

Modern Moms Are Working Full-Time More Than Ever, But Say Part-Time is Ideal

The parenthood-work balancing act is as complex as ever, but a new Pew Research Center study finds a jump in percentage of women who prefer a full-time job.

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Video Games Could Help Dyslexic Kids Read

03/15/13

Video Games Could Help Dyslexic Kids Read

A study recently published by Italian researchers indicates that playing video games may increase attention and focus skills, leading to improved reading.

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First Ever Guidelines for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

03/14/13

First Ever Guidelines for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

In a growing fight against childhood obesity, the American Academy of Pediatrics has released tips and advice to help pediatricians and parents treat children and adolescents.

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Distracted New Moms Drive Dangerously with Baby on Board

03/01/13

Distracted New Moms Drive Dangerously with Baby on Board

A survey of new mothers gives some scary statistics about the way they drive – from talking or texting on cell phones to tending to their tykes.

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Is There a Link Between Autism and Moms, Dads Delaying Parenthood?

02/25/13

Is There a Link Between Autism and Moms, Dads Delaying Parenthood?

First-time parents are older than ever, a study says, and special needs rates have risen in kids. What's the correlation – and what effect do aging dads have on their offspring?

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Does Anti-Social Television Content Create Aggressive Kids?

02/21/13

Does Anti-Social Television Content Create Aggressive Kids?

A new American Academy of Pediatrics study says educational and pro-social content really does matter when choosing preschoolers' TV programs.

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Obama Proposes Preschool Expansion in State of the Union Address

02/14/13

Obama Proposes Preschool Expansion in State of the Union Address

In his Feb. 12 speech and Feb. 13 plan, the president shared a vision to boosting public pre-K access, particularly for kids in low- and moderate-income families. The details, especially money, are raising many questions.

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Are Crossovers Replacing Minivans for Moms?

02/06/13

Are Crossovers Replacing Minivans for Moms?

It's the war of the wheels as the 'soccer mom' van stigma goes grill-to-grill with SUV-meets-station-wagon sexy. Either one will get the job done, but which do you prefer?

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Revised Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2013

02/04/13

Revised Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2013

The newly updated U.S. resource has a different format and added recommendations. But what's this mean for parents and kids? A southeast Michigan pediatrician helps explain.

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