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Dentist Urges Children to be Cautious While On Vacation This Winter
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Dentist Urges Children to be Cautious While On Vacation This Winter

Studies show that children with poor oral health are 3 times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. However, dentists are now fearing that kids with good oral health will be missing school due to something completely different. With the holidays in full swing, many families are heading out of town on holiday vacations. Some of them are even headed to more tropical venues where they can get their swimsuits out and spend time at the pool. For children, things like running around, riding bikes and scooters, and in the case of the holidays, sledding are all popular activities over winter vacations. However, these activities may actually be harmful to one's dental health. Nine-year-old Elanor Hall was on vacation with her family and decided to climb up a water slide at the...
New Data Shows Divorce Rates Are Expanding The Definition Of Family
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New Data Shows Divorce Rates Are Expanding The Definition Of Family

New data shows American families are growing in size despite Americans having fewer children than ever before. According to a recent survey conducted by the University of Massachusetts Boston, the average number of adult children increased by 66% when couples included stepchildren in the family headcount. The survey analyzed American households headed by married and unmarried cohabiting couples over and under the age of 55. Survey data showed that up to 33% of each household with couples over 55 had at least one stepchild. Additionally, a third of households with couples under 55 had at least on stepparent. Sadly, over 50% of American marriages end in divorce. The growing size of the American family stems from the rise in divorce and remarriage in the United States and up to 41% of a...