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3 Ingredients In The Right Amounts Is The Recipe For Family Mealtime
A University of Illinois scientist has determined the ABC’s for a successful family meal: action, behavior control, and communication.  The average mealtime lasts 18 minutes; 12 minutes of that time should be designated to the most important ingredient, communication. Action calls for the turning off of all devices, which should be done in just two minutes, while behavior control should receive about four minutes.  (Medical News Today)

Study Shows That Parents Can Play Valuable Role In Helping Young Children Succeed Despite Stressful Circumstances
Researchers at NYU Child Study Center analyzed a program called Parent Corps, effectiveness and found results promising.  ParentCorps includes a series of 13 group sessions for parents and children held at the school during early evening hours, facilitated by trained school staff and mental health professionals. The program is unique by reaching parents through public schools in underserved communities to help them learn a set of parenting strategies. (Medical News Today)

Mom’s age linked to newborn’s size
Dutch researchers found that mothers who give birth later in life have on average heavier babies than younger moms.  Age alone is not the only factor that may contribute to a baby’s weight, but links have proven to be steady, and researchers are still interested in the probability.

Health law could affect fertility treatment coverage
Members are trying to determine what essential health benefits should be included in polices available through the state-based insurance exchanges where individuals and small businesses may buy coverage starting in 2014. Infertility coverage today is skimpy; only about 20 percent of employers cover assisted reproductive therapies such as in vitro fertilization, according to a survey done in 2006. (MSNBC)

Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids
According to the Journal of Psychological Science middle-class teens when compared to poor teens were more likely to smoke and have a higher BMI. But poor teens who had more social capital were less likely to smoke and tended to have lower BMIs than those with less social capital. (Yahoo News)

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