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Could C-Section Birth Raise Child’s Risk of Obesity?

A recent study finds that C-section delivered babies could be at an increased risk for childhood obesity.

“Compared to vaginally delivered children, cesarean-delivered children seem to have a 40 percent greater risk of becoming overweight or obese by the time they turn 7, the study found.”

“The risk was even stronger in children born by . . . → Read More: Could C-Section Birth Raise Child’s Risk of Obesity?

Study Finds Depression on the Rise in Adolescents, But Particularly Among Teen Girls

A recent study finds that major depression is increasing among adolescents, particularly among adolescent girls.

“Major depression is one of the deadliest diseases among adolescents and is associated with the rise in self-injury among teenagers.”

“Authors conclude the growing number of depressed adolescents and young people who do not receive any mental health treatment for . . . → Read More: Study Finds Depression on the Rise in Adolescents, But Particularly Among Teen Girls

Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

Pets frequently live at the center of a family’s life and when they die, it can be very hard for everyone in the family, but especially for the kids.

In our society “how children understand death in these moments, and the ideas, feelings and responses they have when their pets die are largely ignored topics,” . . . → Read More: Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

Chew On This! Exhibit

Do something fun with your kids this weekend and teach them how to take good care of their teeth.

Visit the new Chew On This Exhibit at the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum!

“Take a deeper look into the wonders of your mouth at Chew On This! In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, . . . → Read More: Chew On This! Exhibit