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Workout Time is Tough for New Parents

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

New parents find it really hard to keep those extra pounds off by hitting the gym.  Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh studied 525 adults and found that although marriage has almost no effect on how much time men or women exercised, having children does.
New moms lost about a third of their pre-pregnancy workout time; […]

Lead Poisoning Info

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Since exposure to even low amounts of lead among children can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems, it’s important for parents to be aware of as much information as possible.
The Environmental Protection Agency offers these suggestions:
Have your child tested regularly by a pediatrician.
If your home was built before 1978, have it tested for lead paint.
Always […]

Teens and Drugs

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

This survey, done by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, examined the behavior of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders nationwide.  The study, in its 33rd year, found that overall drug use is falling, mainly due to a drop in the popularity of marijuana and methamphetamines. But it also found that teen use of other […]