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The Current CDC Vaccine Schedule for Children

One of the most important ways to keep kids healthy is to follow the vaccine schedule for children. Here's the Centers for Disease Control's 2018 guidelines.

Top Dog Parks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

If your pooch has tons of energy, find a spot in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne counties for them to run and play.

Study Says Babies Should Sleep in Parents’ Room for 12 Months

Infants should have a separate sleeping surface with no soft bedding, blankets or other items, according to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

Michigan Vaccination Laws: What Parents Should Know

Not sure what the Michigan immunization requirements are – or what changes have been made to the Michigan immunization waiver form? We've got the scoop, plus what it means for parents who are choosing to opt out.

Parents Are Falling Behind on Teenage Vaccinations

A new poll from the University of Michigan explores this common problem. Find out what parents should know about teenage vaccinations.

Best Doctors in Michigan: 2017 Mom-Approved Docs

Kid-tested, parent-approved. Metro Parent readers raved about their favorite pediatricians, dentists, therapists and much more. Who made this year's cut?

Protecting Your Baby from Pertussis

The Franny Strong Foundation founded by local parents who lost their baby to pertussis (aka whooping cough), offers advice in guarding against the bacteria that's on the rise in Oakland County.

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise in Oakland County

The Oakland County Health Division has issued a health advisory. Get details on symptoms and prevention here.

Benefits of Thumb Sucking and Nail Biting

Kids with these habits are less likely to have allergic reactions to dust mites, pet fur and grass, a new study reports.

What is Bacterial Meningitis?

Learn about bacterial meningitis, how to identify the signs and symptoms of meningitis and how to prevent bacterial meningitis in kids.

Signs and Symptoms of Autism in Kids

One in 68 kids have an autism spectrum disorder. Think this could be your child? Read up on signs of autism in kids, including early signs of autism.

Tips for Preventing Childhood Illness

Wondering how to prevent colds and flu – along with other common childhood illnesses? These seven proactive steps might be the best family health medicine.
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