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2011-05-18 18:28:00

Majority of parents reticent about bariatric surgery for adolescents; prefer longer pre-surgery weight-loss program Minority and low-income groups are more receptive ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as cases of childhood obesity have skyrocketed in number over the last 40 years, so has children's risk for obesity-related illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease and other illnesses. Research shows a multitude of issues that contribute to...

2011-04-18 13:57:00

Overweight and obese parents more likely than other parents to view school-time activity as inadequate ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity affects 1 of every 6 kids in the United States, in part due to a lack of physical activity. Schools can play a key part in offering elementary-age kids lots of chances to be active--on the playground during recess and when they're in gym. But recent increasing expectations about academic achievement, coupled...

2011-03-14 11:01:00

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 ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, billions of public and private dollars are spent on medical research about child health. When research studies are completed, results need to reach parents - the people most responsible for keeping children healthy. The C.S. Mott Children's...

2011-02-15 10:31:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research has linked over-the-counter cough and cold products to poisoning or death in hundreds of children, ages 2 and younger. Studies have also shown that these medicines do little to control symptoms. As a result, in 2008, the United States Food and Drug Administration formally recommended that OTC cough and cold products not be given to children under age 2. A poll released today by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...

2011-01-06 12:52:00

Latest poll shows status quo in teen pregnancy prevention programs not enough; public supports innovations such as child care community service, paternity testing ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every hour in the United States, about 40 children are born to teenage mothers. Americans consistently rate teen pregnancy as one of the top 10 biggest health problems for young people and the U.S. still has the highest teen birth rate among all industrialized countries...

2010-11-09 15:18:00

While millions of households across U.S. have guns, a significant number of parents, gun-owning and not, report never discussing gun safety with their children ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as one-half of American households have a gun, and each day, nearly 30 children are injured or killed by firearms in the United States - most from guns owned by the child's family or friends. In August 2010, the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on...

2010-10-11 15:05:00

Parents rate research on environmental effects, childhood diseases, and causes of childhood injuries less important ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, hundreds of millions of public and private dollars are spent on medical research to improve the health of children - yet parents have little input regarding how those dollars should be spent. A poll released by the C.S. Mott Children's National Poll on Children's Health shows that nearly 9 in 10 parents rank...

2010-09-13 11:30:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds adults across U.S. favor restrictions, safety testing on electronic cigarettes ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the makers of electronic cigarettes, they are new devices that allow users to inhale nicotine but not the toxins of tobacco cigarettes. Advocates hail e-cigarettes as a possible quit-smoking aid. But e-cigarettes have been criticized by the United States Food and Drug...

2010-06-14 06:00:00

Despite available information, parents are little aware of concussion risks but support school policies to minimize them; most know other parents who would have young athletes return to play too soon ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With growing media attention to concussions among athletes young and old, and recent actions of the National Football League to reduce dangers from multiple concussions among its players, the spotlight is now on what schools are doing to...

2010-05-17 07:43:00

Less than 1 in 6 report availability of e-mail, Internet communications with kids' health care providers; half say having e-access would be helpful ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform legislation includes promoting electronic health records to improve the efficiency and quality of medical care. Yet, little attention has been paid to understanding whether patients and parents have an interest in, or have access to, electronic methods for interacting with...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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