Safety Tips

Lawn Maintenance Shouldn’t Be Dangerous

The humble lawn mower. It is a common household tool used for a common household chore. So it might be natural that people tend to forget that it can also be a dangerous machine – one that kills or causes serious injury to about 70,000 people each year, according to …

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Family Wellness

9 Free or Low-Cost Summer Activities For Kids

For most people, summertime means enjoying warm weather and fresh air, taking vacations and spending more time with family. But what happens when the littlest members of your family (read: your kids) utter that dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” But the fact that school’s out for summer doesn’t mean you have …

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Healthy Kids

Kids and Hearing Loss

Early detection is essential when it comes to hearing loss in children. “The most critical time to detect hearing problems is in the newborn,” says Edward Suchyta, M.D., a pediatrician with Henry Ford Health System. “Every hospital in Michigan performs a special hearing test that detects the inability to hear. …

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Family Wellness

Boredom Busters: 12 Screen-Free Activities For Kids

When it comes to kids, television is a double-edged sword. Sure, it can be a great source of entertaining, educational content. But if your kids get too attached, viewership can turn into a vice. If your children just can’t seem to pry themselves away from the pixels, you’re not alone. …

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Healthy Families

It’s Bike Season: How to Stay Safe and Have Fun

Spring is here! After a long, cold winter, everyone is eager to enjoy the warmth of the sun. For our children, spring means it’s time to dust off the bicycle and hit the road. Unfortunately, as the warmer weather hits, emergency rooms (ERs) tend to see an increase in injuries …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism 101: What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

When parents get an autism diagnosis for their child, it’s probably common that one of the first therapies they hear about is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). “ABA has been well established in the research literature as the ‘gold standard’ or most empirically supported treatment approach for individuals with autism,” says …

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Childhood Nutrition

Does My Child Need a Vitamin Supplement?

Good nutrition is important throughout life, and setting a foundation for your child is key. March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a good time to take stock of your child’s eating habits and decide whether he or she needs a daily multi-vitamin. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) estimates …

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Family Wellness

A New Tool to Teach Kids Healthy Habits

It’s not always easy for young kids to understand the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, or why they should turn off the TV and go play, instead. But a new app developed by Henry Ford Health System is hoping to change that by teaching kids, through fun games and …

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Kids and Healthy Sleep

Promoting Good Sleep Habits For Your Child

Conventional wisdom says most people require eight hours of sleep per night. But for children, it’s really closer to 8-10 hours. Their growing bodies and active lifestyle makes it even more crucial for them to get sufficient shut eye, but how do you get them to get on board? Here …

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Kids and Screen Time

2 Hours Of Screen Time For Your Child: The Pros And Cons

Today’s children spend an average of three hours per day watching television. If you add in the additional screen time provided by smartphones, tablets and computers, the total can be a whopping 5-7 hours. Limiting screen time to no more than two hours per day could be the key to …

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