Children's Health

The Dangers of Dripping

Has your child mentioned dripping? Do you know what dripping is? It's a vaping technique that has users putting e-liquid directly onto heated coils. Here's what parents should know.

5 Ways to Prevent Asthma and Allergies in Kids

A pediatrician with Shelby Pediatric Associates & Child Lung Center shares important advice for parents.

Does Fat-Shaming Make Kids Gain Weight?

A new study says children gain more weight when their parents consider them overweight. A local psychologist offers insight on fat-shaming kids and tips on how parents can avoid it.

Should Schools Close Due to the Flu Epidemic?

As the flu epidemic rages on, some schools have needed to temporarily shut down. Find out what's involved in making that decision – and how districts work to keep buildings clean.

Stepping Up to End the Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction is running rampant in the U.S., but the Oakland Community Health Network is fighting back with localized support for county residents.

Easy Ways to Cut Kids’ Screen Time

A local pediatrician shares practical ways to break the habit.

How to Protect Your Kids From Germs

Big kids have big opportunities to touch and pass all sorts of germs every day. Where are germs commonly found? Learn more, plus find tips on how to keep from getting sick.

Protecting Your Child From the Flu

Flu season is back. Here's what parents need to know about flu symptoms in children and how to keep their kids healthy.

Deciding if Your Kid is Too Sick for School

During cold and flu season, it's a classic conundrum for parents. Are those sniffles and sneezes enough to keep them home? Get advice and insight here.

Top Weight Loss Programs for Kids in Southeast Michigan

If your child is struggling with weight, these hospitals in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties can help with weight loss programs for kids.

What You Say to Your Kids About Weight Has a Big...

In fact, kids who are stigmatized for their weight are more likely to binge eat and less likely to exercise, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports.

5 Surprising Signs Your Child Has Asthma

A leading pediatrician and lung specialist with Shelby Pediatric Associates & Child Lung Center explains the signs parents may miss.