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December 12, 2011
Although teen hearing loss is common, poll shows most parents haven't discussed it with their teens.
November 8, 2011
Most parents are aware of the national Back To Sleep message, but many parents still place infants in unsafe sleep settings.
October 24, 2011
Dental visits recommended to begin by age 1, but new poll shows most children ages 1-2 have not received appropriate care.
September 19, 2011
American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2; many parents facing their children forward too soon.
September 12, 2011
Parents of teens likely underestimate own teens’ substance use, while overestimating marijuana and alcohol use by teens nationally.
August 15, 2011
Internet safety, sexting, drug abuse, obesity, and smoking are top health concerns for kids, according to U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.
July 25, 2011
Eighty-four percent of parents say they don’t know about opportunities for their children to participate in medical research; only 5 percent of children have participated in medical research across the United States.
June 20, 2011
Many parents do not understand risk of water infections from pools and water parks or recognize the role showering plays in preventing infections.
May 9, 2011
Majority of parents reticent about bariatric surgery for adolescents; prefer longer pre-surgery weight-loss program. Minority and low-income groups are more receptive.
April 18, 2011
Overweight parents more likely than others to view school activity as inadequate.

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