Raising Healthy Kids & Teens
Preventing sports injuries

Got an Active Kid? How to Prevent Sports Injuries

Participating in sports provide so many benefits to kids and teens. There are the obvious benefits of physical fitness and promoting regular exercise. Then, there are also the character-building lessons learned from being part of a team, working hard toward a goal, celebrating tough competition, and gracefully accepting defeat. But …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Childhood asthma triggers

Common Asthma Triggers in Children

Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children, affecting 8.4 percent of people under age 18 in America. Beyond the coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing, children with asthma face an increased risk of developing other chronic conditions, and have a higher risk of death. “Kids can develop asthma at …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Preventing Picky Eaters

Preventing Picky Eaters

“I don’t like that.” “I don’t want it.” “No!” “Yuck.” If mealtimes at your house include those phrases, you might have a picky eater on your hands. Picky eating is common in young children, as they are learning what they like and what in their world they can control. Unfortunately, …

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Staying Fit

How I Stay Active: 6 Health Experts Share Exercise Routines

It feels like summertime in Michigan and it’s almost officially here, which means more people are headed outdoors as a welcome change to their exercise routines. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or can’t remember the last time you wore tennis shoes to do something active, this …

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Staying Healthy

6 Winter Health Myths

Michigan residents know how unpredictable winter weather can be. Freezing temperatures can shake the state one day, and then record-highs can melt a foot of snow the next. Some things you might not know about this fluctuating season: How the weather affects your body and how to make the best …

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