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How to Teach Kids About Cleanliness

Teaching kids about cleanliness goes beyond proper hand washing techniques. Here are some tips to help your kids become masters of clean.
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What is Hell’s Itch and How You Can Treat It?

'Hell's itch' happens exactly two days after a sunburn. Find out more about it here.
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Where to Buy Face Masks for Kids Southeast Michigan

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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Can Eating Boogers Boost Kids’ Immunity to Illness?

Is eating boogers good for your immune system? A Canadian biochemistry professor argues the possibility and a Detroit doctor weighs in.
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Mom Gives ‘Feel Better Mommy’ Book to Kids Whose Parents Are Hospitalized With COVID-19

Risa Kirschner of Farmington Hills wrote a book called 'Feel Better Mommy,' and she's providing copies of it for hospitals to give to children who need it now.

Telehealth and Kids: Fueled by the Pandemic, It May Have Lasting Impact

Learn how the pandemic is fueling the growth of telehealth and may change how doctors treat their patients long after it is over.

Should Kids Wear Face Masks? Here’s What Parents Need to Know

Are you wondering if kids should wear face masks? Professionals say they should — and offer these tips for parents to hel make it less scary for younger kids.
Kid picking his nose

Can Eating Boogers Boost Kids’ Immunity to Illness?

Is eating boogers good for your immune system? A Canadian biochemistry professor argues the possibility and a Detroit doctor weighs in.

COVID-19 and Kids: What You Should Know

The Chief Medical Officer at Children's Hospital of Michigan discusses the virus and why social distancing is key to ensuring the safety of your children.

Give Your Health Care Heroes a (Virtual) Hug or Message

Southeast Michigan doctors and nurses are working hard. Our virtual hugs for health care heroes gallery is here to thank them and lift their spirits!

Developmental Milestones in Children

A Henry Ford Health System pediatrician weighs in on fine and gross motor skills, plus other developmental milestones.

The Best Laid Plans: Coronavirus and Metro Parent

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief discusses how and why even the best laid plans fell through this April along with some of the COVID-19 resources available at MetroParent.com.