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How to Keep Kids from Choking on Food

Learn what choking hazards hide in your child's diet, find out how to prevent your child from choking on food and what to do if it happens.

How to Help Kids Deal With ‘Hangriness’ and Over-Exhaustion

Young kids experience hunger, exhaustion and illness more intensely than older kids and adults. Find out how parents can help kids with deal with hangriness.

Ways Families Can Protect Themselves from Childhood Diseases

A new school year brings fresh opportunity to spread germs. Here, a Children's Hospital of Michigan physician offers advice on keeping kids and parents healthy all year.

Family Health Programs for Kids in Detroit

Families seeking fitness and overall health programs for kids in Detroit should check out these options in schools and the community.

Beating the Back-to-School Blues

During the first month of school, anxiety and depression can ramp up for students. A pediatrician with Shelby Pediatric Associates & Child Lung Center offers advice for parents on helping kids overcome their back-to-school blues.

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.

The Ponytail Headache: A Very Real Pain for Kids

Could your child really suffer from a ponytail headache? A metro Detroit pediatric neurologist says yes and explains what parents can do to help.

Does Your Child Need a Neuropsychological Assessment?

Paulina Multhaupt, a clinical psychologist at Shelby Pediatrics, breaks down the benefits and provides insight into this test for children struggling with learning or behavioral issues.

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.

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.

2018 Mom-Approved Docs

Looking for a few good pediatric pros? Find just what the doctor ordered in Metro Parent’s annual roundup of top-notch docs, according to local moms and dads

Rethinking Attitudes on Medication

So often, popping a pill for an ailment is mindless – like eating candy. But, as the opioid crisis is proving, it can have dire consequences. Truly protecting our kids takes a shift in what we show them – and, often, showing them better ways to manage pain.