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Even occasional marijuana use can structurally change a person's brain, according to a study published this week. Read more at our blog!
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Parents of nut-allergic children vary in their views of how schools should manage their child’s lunchtime. Read the full report: http://mottnpch.org/reports-surveys/nut-free-lunch-parents-speak-out #foodallergies  
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New NPCH data show uninsured parents take #breastfeeding  classes much less often than parents with health insurance. Two of the doctors who worked on the study discuss the results in this video.
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It's been 10 years since the launch of #Facebook. In today’s new normal of social media connectivity, what can be done to protect kids from dangers like loss of privacy, predators, and online bullying?
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Teen pregnancy remains one of the top 10 children's health concerns in the eyes of U.S. adults, as measured in our annual Top 10 Report. #teenpregnancy  
 
Don’t underestimate how influential media is in the lives of young people. A new economic study suggests the MTV reality shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom may have prevented more than 20,000 births to teen moms in 2010.

http://inside.akronchildrens.org/2014/01/27/pop-culture-provides-good-segue-into-difficult-conversations-with-teens/
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As e-cigarettes gain popularity among adults and teens, they are also gaining attention from public health advocates concerned about their impact on kids’ health. Right now, the FDA is pushing for approval to regulate e-cigarettes. Read more: http://mottnpch.org/blog/2014-04-04/fda-pushes-regulatory-authority-over-e-cigarettes-protect-kids
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Parents of kids with nut #allergies vary in their views of how schools should manage lunchtime. New NPCH Report: http://ow.ly/uHEPS
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We asked parents with children age 5-17 for their views on referrals to specialist doctors. 46% of parents say at least one of their children has been referred to a specialist. Read more: http://mottnpch.org/blog/2014-02-05/specialist-referral-process-unclear-many-parents #healthcare
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University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health
Introduction
The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health measures current national public opinion, perceptions and priorities regarding major health care issues and trends for U.S. children and people in their communities. Located within the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit of the University of Michigan Health System Division of General Pediatrics, the National Poll on Children’s Health is a non-partisan, dependable source of the timeliest information about public perceptions of children’s health and health policy.