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April 16, 2012
Unintentional poisonings from medicines cause more emergency room visits for young children each year than do car accidents. One key reason may be that nearly 1 of every 4 grandparents says that they store prescription medicines in easy-access ways, according to a new poll.
March 20, 2012
Sexting – sending sexually explicit, nude, or semi-nude photos by cell phone – has become a national concern, especially when it involves children and teens. A new poll shows that the vast majority of adults do not support legal consequences for teens who sext.
February 22, 2012
About half of kids under age 6 in low income families drink twice the recommended servings of juice per day.
January 24, 2012
In a new poll, 30% of parents report at least one worrisome behavior in their children that could be associated with the development of eating disorders.
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.

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