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Teen birthrates are dwindling

By Jason Millman, Washington Post August 22, 2014, 08:24 AM

Minnesota’s rate fell 50 percent from 1991 to 2012, part of the ongoing and significant drop over the past 20-plus years.

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Hazards of nightly sleep-wake-repeat pattern

By Mary Macvean , Los Angeles Times August 20, 2014, 02:19 PM

Study shows negative effects of nightly sleep-wake-repeat pattern.

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USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

By Associated Press August 18, 2014, 09:56 AM

A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.

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Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press August 18, 2014, 09:55 AM

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.

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Health care at college: Can your teen manage?

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press August 13, 2014, 11:03 AM

Lauren Davies had a desperate thought while stuck in traffic as she frantically drove upstate to reach her 19-year-old.

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Mother shares story of her hero

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

By Courtney KileWhen you think of a hero, chances are it’s someone who has helped you or inspired you –...

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Tools to cope with stress of caregiving

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS, New York Times August 06, 2014, 10:01 AM

Techniques offer hope for parents of children with developmental disabilities.

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Collaborative caring in eating disorders

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

By Pam Macdonald and Janet TreasureEating disorders have a profound impact on individuals, as well as the people who care...

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Don't forget kids in cars

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

By Dex TuttleI’ve often surprised myself by how forgetful I am as a parent. It’s possible I’m the only dad...

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Five things to know about heat exhaustion

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

With sun and humidity a factor during summer in Minnesota, we thought it was a good time to talk about ways...

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