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More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

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Dads Play a Key Role

Fathers can make a big difference in whether their daughters will remain involved in extracurricular activities such as sports or music. In a study in a 2004 issue of the journal Child Development, researchers found that mothers' involvement was particularly important for a young girl, but that a father's involvement as the girl grows into a preteen and teen is beneficial for her psychological well-being and development of her identity.