Health & Fitness

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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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What’s Reopening in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Michigan's stay-at-home order is slowly being lifted and if you're wondering what's reopening in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, we've got you covered.
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Teaching Children About Suicide Risks in Others

While the topic might seem difficult to discuss with children, having a frank discussion about suicide prevention can help save lives.
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10 Brain Breaks to Try With Kids Remote Learning

Scheduling brain breaks into your child's online school day is an important piece of keeping them focused. Here are 10 ideas to get you started.
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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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How a Parent’s Daily Attitude Affects Kids

Your kids notice your day-to-day attitude, whether you want them to or not. Find out how a parent's daily attitude affects kids and how to have a better outlook.
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12 Virtual Races to Add To Your Running Routine

5K, 10K and marathon races are on pause in 2020 but you can still get your fill of running fun at one of these virtual races put on by both local and national groups.
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Drive-In Movies Near Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Missing date night at your favorite theater? Get a retro movie-going experience at one of these drive-in movies in southeast Michigan and beyond.
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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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Setting Up a Pandemic Pod for Your Child

"Pandemic" Pods have been helping parents strike balance between safety and socialization since before coronavirus hit. Find out what they are and how you can set one up.
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8 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Remote Learning Routine

This year's school year is more stressful than ever before. Keep your kids grounded with these 8 ways to bring mindfulness to your remote learning.
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Virtual Children’s Musical to Raise Funds for Kids Without Computer Access

This first of its kind virtual children's musical aims to help the 5000-plus schools in need of financial aid to support virtual learning during the 2020 school year.