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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.

Should Parents Be Allowed to Start New Religion to Avoid Vaccines?

Vermont recently took away the option to use a philosophical objection to vaccines, so parents are considering how they can use the religious exemption.

Raising Awareness About Meningitis

After losing their daughter Emily to meningitis, parents Alicia and Michael Stillman created The Emily Stillman Foundation to spread awareness.

Vaccine Facts vs. Fiction

We've heard the arguments against vaccines, but what are the facts? We break down the arguments to help you better understand vaccines and their importance.

Tough Topic, Tough Talk

When I took over as editor of Metro Parent almost 10 years ago, my esteemed predecessor, the Pulitzer-prize winning Sheryl James, gave me a...

Healthy Milestones at Every Stage

Learn about the importance of prenatal care, well visits for your child and more from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

Should You Delay or Skip Giving Your Kids Shots?

A University of Michigan study finds parents using alternate immunization schedules. Learn when it's OK and get other insight on the pros and cons.

The Importance of Immunizations

A Henry Ford Health System's Dr. Bridget McArdle discusses the vaccines your child needs before heading back to school.

Two Mothers Respond to Negative Feedback Over Parenting Choices

A Pennsylvania mom filed a civil complaint against her employer for unsanitary conditions for pumping breast milk, while another mom filed a complaint against a South Carolina hospital over a nurse's nasty note.

Reports of Measles Up Nationwide, States Include Michigan

Since mid-August 2013, 159 cases of this disease have been reported across the country, raising concerns about traveling with infant kids and vaccine refusal.

Revised Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2013

The newly updated U.S. resource has a different format and added recommendations. But what's this mean for parents and kids? A southeast Michigan pediatrician helps explain.

More Parents are Opting Out of Vaccines for Kids

A growing number of children aren't getting school-mandated vaccinations, a new study finds - for non-medical reasons. What does this mean for Michigan?
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