Raising Healthy Kids

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

You might think too little shuteye is primarily an adult dilemma, but it turns out many kids are sleep deprived too. When children aren’t sleeping well, they’re more prone to act out and suffer from learning and behavioral problems. Their immune systems may take a hit, too, making them more …

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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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Potty-Training Tips
toddler constipation

Resolving Toddler Constipation: Do’s and Don’ts

It’s a common toilet-training roadblock: children have no trouble peeing in the potty, but when it comes to poop, well, that’s a different obstacle. Some kids are so averse to pooping on the potty they hold bowel movements, which can cause chronic and sometimes severe constipation. Over time, hard stools …

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Healthy Celebrations

7 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Spooky ghosts, ghouls and goblins roaming the streets aren’t the only fright on Halloween. October 31 may be the most terrifying night of the year – for your health. With kids scouring the neighborhood for their next sugar hit, it’s no wonder Halloween marks the start of the annual “fall …

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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 & Teens

Your Daughter and Puberty

The thought of your daughter starting puberty can be daunting and raise questions about what’s “normal” in terms of development. Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) physicians, like Nicole Budrys, M.D., are specially trained to help young patients — and their parents — with reproductive health concerns, the beginning signs of …

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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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