Keeping Your Family Healthy
Antibiotic Use in Kids

Antibiotics in Kids: Your Questions Answered

When your child gets sick, it’s natural to want to act fast to stop the suffering and halt the spread of the illness through the family. The obvious solution for most situations: Antibiotics. But not all illnesses require antibiotics. In fact, antibiotics are useless against two of the most common …

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Parenting a Child with Special Needs
Vaccinating Kids with Special Needs

Vaccinating Kids with Special Needs

Shielding children from potentially life-threatening illnesses is obviously critically important, and vaccines have helped eradicate or nearly eradicate lethal diseases that plagued the population earlier in our history. While doctors recommend vaccines for all children, it is especially important for children with special needs to be current on their shots. …

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Raising Healthy Kids
A Prescription for Play

A Prescription to Play

Studies consistently show that play is critical to healthy physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Play helps children learn how to interact with others appropriately and builds relationships. Play is so important, in fact, that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now encourages all pediatricians to write prescriptions for play …

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Raising Healthy Kids
The Pros and Cons of Screen Time: How to Manage Your Child's Screen Use

The Pros & Cons of Screen Time: How to Manage Your Child’s Use

Screen use among kids has exploded over the past decade — not only outside of school, but also as an (often required) educational tool. Between homework, social media, video games and YouTube videos, many kids rack up six or seven hours of screen time daily. Living in a virtual world …

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New Health Research
Every Put Your Baby's Pacifier in Your Mouth?

Ever Put Your Baby’s Pacifier in Your Mouth? It May Help Their Health

Many parents probably think nothing of sucking on their baby’s pacifier to clean it after it falls to the ground. Turns out, doing so may benefit their child’s health. A new Henry Ford Health System study found that babies whose parents sucked on their pacifier to clean it had a …

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Building Coping Skills
3 Ways to Help Children Through Grief

3 Ways to Help Children Through Grief

No matter how old you are, losing someone you love is difficult. But children typically aren’t equipped with the emotional tools to process what happened or how to deal with loss. “Some kids get into fights and get angry. Others withdraw and decide not to participate in anything,” says Peggy …

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Teaching Healthy Habits
Energy Drinks & Kids

Energy Drinks and Kids: What You Should Know

Energy drinks are the fastest growing beverage in the U.S. market. With promises to energize you (even you stayed up too late studying or goofing off on your phone), these drinks are especially popular among young people. In fact, a growing number of kids and teens are turning to energy …

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Skin Care
How to Sooth Your CHild's Eczema in Colder Weather

Soothing Your Child’s Eczema During Colder Months

When the temps start to drop and the furnaces kick on and start to heat our homes and schools, you may see your child scratching, then notice a rash or dry, scaly patches on his or her skin. If that’s the case, it might be time to ask your child’s …

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Keeping Your Family Healthy
How to Protect Your Family From the Flu

Protecting Your Family From the Flu

The flu isn’t something to take lightly. During the 1918 influenza pandemic, approximately one third of the world’s population became infected, and 675,000 people in the United States died. A century later, the flu remains a deadly disease. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, there were …

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Your Child's Health Needs
Pediatric Well Visit

How to Make the Most of Your Child’s Well Visit

Back-to-school season often brings kids to the pediatrician for annual well visits. Whether your child is getting cleared for school, ensuring she’s in top shape to participate in sports or receiving necessary vaccinations, it’s important for parents and kids alike to make the most of the visit. Key Questions for …

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