Raising Healthy Kids
The Effects of Toxic Stress on Children

The Effects of Toxic Stress on Children

Some stress is simply unavoidable in modern life, even for children. Learning to successfully cope with stress is an important part of growing up. However, when stress becomes too extreme or goes on for an extended period of time, it forms what is known as “toxic stress response” in children. …

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Understanding Health Risks

The Link Between HPV and Throat Cancer

You are probably more familiar with human papilloma virus (HPV) in relation to the vaccination and the risk of women developing cervical cancer. And while this is all still very prevalent, HPV is a growing culprit for another type of cancer: throat cancer. Tamer Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D, an otolaryngologist (ear, …

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Keeping Your Family Healthy

Does Your Child Have a Stomach Bug?

It’s probably happened to you or a family member: diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain. It’s commonly (and incorrectly) called “stomach flu,” or what doctors call “gastroenteritis,” or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. “I try not to use the term ‘stomach flu’ as it can be confused with influenza, …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Is Your Child Depressed? How to Help

With rise of social media, children and adolescents face enormous pressure. Unlike previous generations, today’s youth can be heckled or bullied 24/7 in the virtual world. They also deal with schoolwork, family issues, social relationships and other potential daily stressors. And while your child might appear fine physically, he or …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Autism and Puberty: A Parent’s Guide

The teen years have been described as a period of “storm and stress.” But for a child with autism and their families, this developmental stage can be even tougher to navigate. Puberty is natural and normal — but filled with physical and emotional changes. All children need information about the …

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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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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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Understanding New Guidelines
peanut allergy baby

New Study Finds Babies Should Consume Peanut Products

The incidence of peanut allergy has been on the rise in the United States for many years. For those with the allergy, there is no cure or treatment – and these people have to be vigilant about the foods they eat and the environments they are in to avoid a …

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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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