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Domestic Violence May Stunt Children’s Development

According to a report in the journal Pediatrics, intimate partner violence, such as domestic abuse, can stunt the development of a child’s language, social or motor skills.

11/15/2013

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Puberty For Girls Starting At An Earlier Age

Compared to 15 years ago, a new study shows that young girls are developing breasts at an earlier age than before, due to a rise in obesity.

11/14/2013

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Fewer Minority Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Compared to white children, African American children are reportedly 69% less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and Hispanics are 50% less likely.

07/02/2013

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Teens Who Sleep More Weigh Less

Researchers followed adolescents from ages 14 to 18. More sleep was associated with a reduction in average BMI.

04/18/2013

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Local Anthropologist Discusses Recent Study On Child Rearing

A recent study published in the Journal “Pediatrics” finds babies who are permitted to cry a bit while they are trying to go to sleep will not suffer any long term damage. But one local expert says in some cultures this practice would be considered taboo or unnecessary.

09/18/2012

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Future Of Medicine Based On Home Care

Many things can be done better at home than in a hospital environment and home visits and therapy can make a big difference.

02/27/2012

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Study: Mothers Of Young Children Pack On Pounds

Are you having a struggle with weight loss? Is it difficult to keep those extra pounds from attaching to your hips? Well now you have someone to blame.

04/11/2011