In Brief: May 15, 2000

NEEDING MOM AND DAD You might not think teens would admit to needing their parents. But in keeping with their unpredictable reputation, 21% of 12- to 15-year-olds surveyed by the YMCA said they wished their busy parents had more time to spend with them. They listed the shrinking time their families spend together as one of their top concerns. In the same survey, 47% of fathers and 38% of mothers said they were trying to find more time to spend with their kids.

INJURED ON THE FIELD Almost 1 million kids are rushed to the emergency room each year for sports-related...

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