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Steve Jobs Limited His Kids’ Tech Use (& We Should Too)

Almost 40% of American 2-4 year-olds and over 50% of 5-8 year-olds have used an iPad, iPhone, or similar device. That is a staggering number. Some claim that using these devices can augment a child…

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The Top 10 Hidden Hazards for Teens

There has been a lot of attention paid lately to safeguarding pregnant women, infants, and young kids from environmental hazards. Article after article has covered safe foods, plastics, toys, and…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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How to Cope When Your Child Goes Vegan

The announcement that your teen (or tween) is going vegan can come as a bombshell. You may worry that a vegan lifestyle will lead to poor nutrition, skyrocketing grocery bills, the end of cozy family …

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7 Tips for Building Tolerance in Children

As children are going back-to school tolerance is more important than ever. They are getting to know their teacher(s), meeting new friends and classmates, it is natural for children to notice the …

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Is ’50 Shades of Grey’ Hurting Women?

Reading "50 Shades of Grey" may be hazardous to the health of young women, according to a new study. The University of Michigan study found that adult young women who read the steamy, sado-masochis…

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Shocking Link to Suicide Rates

In the wake of the tragic loss of Robin Williams, one of the great comedians of our time, and his suicide, it is important to examine why suicide rates are increasing with the hope that better underst…

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10 Rules Every Kid Should Know to Avoid Dog Bites

Dogs can be man's best friend - and as the number two pet in America - many people obviously agree. However, Fido comes with a sharp set of canine teeth. With those teeth, nearly 5 milli…

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Tips to Avoid Backpack Injuries

As you make your way through your back-to-school checklist, there's one item that could directly affect your child's health. The backpack. While style, color, and the latest "in" logos may be uppermos…

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Back-to-School Anxiety: A Parent’s Guide

Back-to-School anxiety hits students of all ages. But you and your children don't have to suffer in silence. Dr. Victor Schwartz, associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and…

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