What to do & see in Copenhagen — with kids

Pint-size Copenhagen is a great city to visit as a family. Known for its modern design pedigree and literary connections — local children’s writer Hans Christian Andersen is still much celebrated in the city today — Copenhagen can feel like a fairy tale, especially when you’re strolling around the cobbled streets in summer watching roses climb house walls. So set […]

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Emotion regulation program cuts risky sex behaviors in youth

(HealthDay)—An emotion regulation intervention reduced sexual risk behaviors among at-risk middle school students, according to a study published online May 10 in Pediatrics. Christopher D. Houck, Ph.D., from Brown University in Providence, R.I., and colleagues compared an emotion regulation-focused program to a time- and attention-matched comparison group among seventh grade adolescents with suspected mental health symptoms, participating in a six-week, […]

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Many parents miss speech disorders in young kids

(HealthDay)—Many parents don’t recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don’t know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds. “Communication disorders are among the most common childhood disabilities—and they are highly treatable in most cases,” said Elise Davis-McFarland, president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). “Yet, even with all of the information available to […]

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Reading and singing to preemies helps parents feel comfortable with their fragile babies

One out of 10 babies is born prematurely in the United States. These babies typically are cared for in neonatal intensive care units, often called NICUs. Traditional NICUs have an open-bay design where multiple babies are cared for in a large room. More recently, single-family room NICUs have emerged and have led to a variety of positive medical, developmental and […]

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Cell phones at summer camp: Research explores the effects

Summer camp often conjures up images of wooded retreats with lakes and cabins, camping under the stars and making new friendships over campfires and outdoor adventures. But today’s camp counselors have a new scene to contend with: Young campers on their phones. New research from University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital delves into how digital media might affect the […]

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