Immunization Updates

Vaccinations: Are Your Kids Up to Date?

Appropriate vaccination plays a key role in your child’s (and the population’s) health and well-being. Not only do immunizations protect against the spread of serious illnesses from polio to measles, they can also help families sidestep the seasonal flu. For those reasons, and others, vaccinations may be the most important …

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Caring for Your Baby

Picking a Pediatrician for Your Newborn

Your final months of pregnancy are a flurry of preparation: putting the final touches on the nursery, baby showers and deciding on baby names. But have you picked out your baby’s doctor yet? Melina Dendrinos, M.D., a Henry Ford obstetrician, says the best time to choose your child’s pediatrician is …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Boy playing on tablet who suffers from childhood obesity

Childhood Obesity: Do You Know The Risks?

The rates of childhood obesity have skyrocketed in recent years, and it’s no wonder. Between busy academic and social calendars and more time spent in front of screens, children are less active than they used to be. They’re also more stressed. The natural outlet for stress is exercise, but with …

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Healthy Kids
flu season

3 Must-Know Tips for Cold and Flu Season

For parents of small children, it can sometimes feel like someone in your house is constantly in some stage of fighting a cold this time of year. Runny noses are a fact of life, right? Fall and winter months are peak times for catching colds or even the flu. Doctors …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Family Fun that Doesn’t Break the Bank

Entertaining kids during the summer is easy—if you have unlimited funds. But if you don’t, it can seem challenging.  Theme parks, water parks, summer camps, sports programs: all expensive. And if you’re already dropping a significant chunk of change on a family vacation, you may feel there’s nothing to spare …

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Raising Healthy Kids

5 Ways to Cook with Your Kids (& Why You Should)

Eating nutritious foods is one of the best ways to live a healthy lifestyle, but as many parents know, getting kids excited about food that is good for them can be a challenge. Halle Saperstein, a registered dietitian at Henry Ford Health System, encourages parents to let kids get involved …

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Raising Healthy Kids

How to Balance Kids’ Screen Time

With summer getting into full swing, many families are gearing up for longer days, warmer weather and more fun in the sun. Summer provides endless opportunities for children to explore the great outdoors, try new activities and engage in creative play. Trouble is, too many kids don’t look up from …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Can a Sports Physical Replace a Wellness Exam?

Before your child takes to the field or hits the courts, chances are you had to take him or her to the doctor’s office for a sports physical as a requirement to join the team. And if your child seems healthy, it may be tempting to put off his or …

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Raising Healthy Kids
spring sports

How To Get Kids Ready For Spring Sports

As the winter chill begins to thaw, kids may be anxious to get back to outdoor sports. And while you may have dreams of your son playing baseball or your daughter dominating the soccer field, it’s important to expose kids to a variety of sports as they grow and follow …

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Healthy Recipes
shrek juice

Savor the Flavor: Shrek Juice

It can be struggle to make sure children are eating their 5 recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies. A great way to get the kids (and adults too!) to consume more greens is by blending them into smoothies or juice drinks. This drink is a fun, delicious way to …

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