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Enough Already: Vaccinate Your Kids

A big study throws heavy data at the fact that the measles vaccine doesn't cause autism. It's vital to vaccinate your kids. A Michigan doc explains why.

Which Metro Detroit Schools Have the Highest Vaccine Waiver Rates?

A measles outbreak in Washington has put vaccination opt-outs in the spotlight. These 18 schools are on a list of high vaccine waiver rates in Michigan.

Anti-Vaxers Shut Down Optional Vaccine Education Program

The Arizona pilot program aimed to help school-aged children and their parents understand vaccines. It was totally optional but some feared it would become mandatory and forced it to end.

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.
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What You Need to Know About Macomb County’s Children’s Mobile Crisis Unit Program

Kids in crisis in Macomb County can receive immediate assistance thanks to the county's new Children's Mobile Crisis Unit Program. Here's what you need to know.

Vaccine Recommendations for Macomb County Kids

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and we spoke to an expert with the Macomb County Health Department to find out what you need to know about getting one in Macomb County.

Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit Coming to Detroit

Become a part of a Vincent Van Gogh painting at Beyond Van Gogh Detroit, which will be on display starting June 25, 2021 at the TCF Center.