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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.
March 14, 2011
Only half of parents think the media is doing a good job explaining how research affects their children; media invited to attend lecture on research reporting with Richard Besser
February 14, 2011
Research has linked over-the-counter cough and cold products to poisoning or death in hundreds of children, ages 2 and younger.
January 26, 2011
Poll shows smoking, mostly by parents and family members, still a major cause of asthma attacks in kids.
January 6, 2011
Latest poll shows status quo in teen pregnancy prevention programs not enough; public supports innovations such as child care community service, paternity testing.