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Poll Finds 1 in 3 Parents Will Skip Their Child’s Flu Shot This Year

The poll from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found the pandemic had little effect on parents' opinion about flu shots with many that skipped last year also skipping this year.
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EEE Virus in Michigan: What Families Should Know

Spread by mosquitoes, the Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus claimed the lives of four Michigan residents last year and is back. Protect your family with this advice.
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What to Do When Children Fake Sick

Why do kids put on the act? Get some insight into the reasons students want to skip school, and what you can do when children fake sick.
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COVID-19 Cases in U.S. Kids Surpass Half Million

The American Academy of Pediatrics just announced the number of COVID-19 cases for U.S. kids increaded 16% from Aug. 20-Sept. 3, 2020.

How to Know When to Rush Your Child to the Emergency Room

Every parent knows the worry of a midnight illness, but how do you know when to rush to the emergency room or wait until morning for help? An emergency medicine physician from Children’s Hospital of Michigan answers this question.
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Where to Buy Face Masks for Kids

All Michiganders that are able to wear face masks are currently required to do so in public spaces. Here we offer tips on properly wearing a mask along with places to buy cute face masks for kids.
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Teaching Your Kids Good Hygiene Practices and Proper Grooming

Cover your bases with these 11 good hygiene practices that every parent should teach their children about grooming and hygiene.
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The Current CDC Vaccine Schedule for Children

One important way to keep kids healthy is to follow the current CDC vaccine schedule for kids. Here's the Centers for Disease Control's 2020 guidelines.

5 Things to Know About the Neurology/Neurosurgery Epilepsy Program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Learn why it's essential to choose a medical team experienced in advanced diagnostic and treatment options.
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New CEO Readies Children’s Hospital of Michigan to Be The Best in Children’s Care

We sat down with the new CEO of Children's Hospital of Michigan to learn a bit about her and what she's planning for the future of children's health care in Michigan.
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CDC Reminds Parents to Get Their Kids Vaccinated Before School Starts

August is National Immunization Month. In honor of the occasion, the CDC explains why it's important to get kids caught up on their shots this year.
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Different Kinds of Bug Bites in Michigan Parents Should Know About

If you spot a potential insect nibble on your child's skin, here are a few different kinds of bug bites in Michigan to keep on your radar.