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Measles Outbreak in Minnesota Caused by Vaccine Skeptics

May 09, 2017 / NBC News

Doubts about vaccines helped fuel Minnesota's biggest outbreak of measles in decades.

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Young Love & Understanding Middle School Relationships

May 01, 2017 / Michelle Icard, Middle School Author, Speaker, and Educator

Dating in middle school is mostly about asking, “Am I the type of person someone could like?”

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Young Love & Understanding Middle School Relationships

May 01, 2017

Dating in middle school is mostly about asking, “Am I the type of person someone could like?”



Middle School Mania

Aug 28, 2016

A parent’s middle school survival guide.



The Neurological Reason Why Your Middle Schooler Acts Like a Toddler

Aug 25, 2016

What is really going on in your tween’s brain (yes they do still have one) -- and what to do about it.



Having “The Talk”: What We Say Matters

Apr 25, 2016

Spring is a perfect time for parents to talk with teens about the cycle of life. Buds are popping, trees are blooming, and parents can take their cue from nature to talk with their teens about human nature.



Birds And Bees Talk Got Your Family Buzzing? The 'Puberty Lady' Is Here To Help

Jul 14, 2015

Sitting down to talk to your children about the birds and the bees can be tough. But registered nurse Julie Metzger is helping shape the conversation between preteens and adults, and make that lesson slightly less awkward for everyone.



Are Sugary Drinks Linked to Early Puberty in Girls?

Jan 28, 2015

Dr. Natalie Azar joins the TODAY Show to talk about a Harvard study saying sugary drinks could be linked to earlier puberty in girls, saying it’s important to limit sugary drinks to two per week and drink lots of water.



Tough Talks: Having the "Sex Talk" With Your Child

Oct 20, 2014

It’s a question that can pop up innocently at a young age, “Where do babies come from?” but it can turn into an awkward conversation for all involved rather quickly. The birds and the bees talk may be one of the most important conversations you have with your child, but it can also be one of the hardest. It doesn’t have to be. There are ways to weave the conversation into everyday life. Resources are available to help when you can’t find the right words. We spoke to a panel of our Parent Toolkit experts to get their advice on how to make the sex talk a bit easier.



Obesity Linked to Early Puberty in US Girls, Study Finds

Nov 04, 2013

Obesity may be a factor in early puberty in U.S. girls, a new study finds. About 17 percent of American kids ages 2 to 17 are obese, according to the CDC.



Is Your Child Entering Puberty Early? Here Are the Signs and Ways to Manage

Oct 28, 2013

Here’s a startling fact: our kids are entering puberty earlier than previous generations.



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