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Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps MinnPost readers make their way through the thicket of health happenings, trends, studies and research. Perry has written several health-related books, and her articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Minnesota Monthly, The History Channel Magazine and Woman's Day. She is a former writer/editor for Time-Life Books and a former editor of Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Parents often spank out of anger and for trival reasons

Parents often spank out of anger and for trival reasons, real-time study finds

The six-day study of 35 mothers revealed 41 incidents of corporal punishment in 15 of the families, despite clear evidence that spanking doesn't work.