Children's Health

Tips and research for raising healthy kids and babies, featuring work from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Parenting, parenting tips, children's health, infant…
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Yogurt + Bananas = Tasty! Try out this delicious and nutritious treat that is sure to make everyone want to say B-A-N-A-N-A-S! #kidfriendly #kidrecipes #cookingwithkids #kidfriendlysnacks #foodforkids #healthysnacks
A watermelon sandwich? Sounds weird right? We were just as surprised when we figured out it was so good! #kidfriendly #kidrecipes #cookingwithkids #kidfriendlysnacks #foodforkids #healthysnacks
Not just for breakfast – a tasty teddy bear face can take toast from morning to afternoon or anytime! And, the cute teddy bear face is perfect for the kiddos to help with. *Warning: this recipe contains nuts. Sunflower butter, cream cheese or other safe alternatives can be substituted according to your child’s allergens. #kidfriendly #kidrecipes #cookingwithkids #kidfriendlysnacks #foodforkids #healthysnacks

Food & Recipes

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When children come to the emergency room with stomach pain presumably tied to #appendicitis, they might not need #surgery after all. #antibiotics #parenting #healthtips
Tips on coping with your child's diagnosis - #Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children's Hospital
The genetic disease that causes vision loss can affect all ages, including young people. Learn more about symptoms, risk factors and management. #RP #retinitispigmentosa #ophthalmology #pediatricophthalmology #eyes #childrenshealth

Parenting

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Are You Properly Storing Your Breast Milk and Formula? Here is a handy guide for anyone who has questions about storage #guidelines for fresh breast milk for premature/hospitalized #infants. Follow the link for more information on breast milk safety guidelines. #breastfeeding #breastfeedingtips #breastmilkstorage #baby #feedinglittles
A handy guide for anyone who has questions about storage #guidelines for fresh breast milk for full term, healthy #infants. Follow the link for more information on safely storing, thawing and heating breast milk or formula. #breastfeeding #breastfeedingtips #breastmilkstorage #baby #feedinglittles
A guide you can keep in your pocket for anyone who has questions about #storageguidelines for formula milk, or a mix of #breastmilk and formula for #infants. Follow the link for more information on safely storing, thawing and heating breast milk or formula. #formulastorage #formulastorageguidelines #breastmilkstorage #baby #feedinglittles

Children's Health Infographics

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Are You Properly Storing Your Breast Milk and Formula? Here is a handy guide for anyone who has questions about storage #guidelines for fresh breast milk for premature/hospitalized #infants. Follow the link for more information on breast milk safety guidelines. #breastfeeding #breastfeedingtips #breastmilkstorage #baby #feedinglittles
Swaddling, when done properly, can be a key sleep aid for infants. A recent analysis could wrongly push parents away from the practice. #parenting #infantcare #swaddling #babies #sleep
Products meant to help #babies #sleep could have unintended consequences. A U-M #pediatrician explains the details. #childsafety #parenting

Having a Baby & Infant Care

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Why Families Should Play Pokémon Go Together: The hot game has real-life benefits. Here's how parents and kids can play with a purpose.
Are you a budding scientist, or maybe just want to see something cool? Our Camp Little Victors step-by-step guide for making elephant toothpaste is a fun, easy science experiment that has a spectacular effect. For step-by-step instructions on how to conduct your own version of this experiment, get out your lab coat and goggles and visit the link! #elephanttoothpaste #kidfriendly #scienceexperiments

Kid Friendly Activities

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Kids on restrictive diets (or who are extremely picky eaters) could be at risk for low iodine levels that can hinder growth and bodily function, an endocrinologist says.
Parents who struggle to get their children to eat a balanced diet aren’t alone, a new U-M poll shows. But there are easy ways to help establish good habits. #pickyeater #childrenshealth #healthykids #diet #health #nutrition

Diet & Nutrition

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SCN8A encephalopathy could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses. #epilepsy #childhoodhealth #research
A worldwide research effort is underway for finding a treatment option for hyperphagia, the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity. #praderwilli #childhoodobesity #pedatrics
Top children's health concerns for this year's presidential candidates: abuse, substance abuse, and nutrition. #healthpolicy #childrenshealth

Pediatric Health News

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Knowing what to expect when you go to the gynecologist may be something adult women take for granted, but how do you know when your daughter is ready, and how do you help her prepare for her first visit? #womenshealth #women #gynecology #teenhealth #parenting #healthtips
Before you head out on that summer camping trip, keep these safety tips from a wilderness emergency medicine expert in mind. #safetytips #healthtips #camping
Safety on wheels, tips for kids on bikes, scooters or skateboards.

Health & Safety Tips

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When Colton McGowan was feeling abdominal pain, his parents, Rich and Amy, took him to their local urgent care facility. That was the beginning of a lengthy and anxiety-filled journey for the six-year-old and his family. But it was a journey that would end up providing Colton with a lifelong gift — the gift of art. Inspired by Bob Ross, #painting became a part of Colton's healing process. #Art #Therapy #Healing #ArtTherapy #Inspiration #Pediatrics #CancerSurvivor #Cancer #BobRoss #HappyTrees
A new program provides recreational outings for children with special needs, including cerebral palsy, paralysis and Down syndrome. #adaptivesports #childrenshealth #patientstories
Four youngsters in a tiny Michigan town each battled severe illness at U-M’s Mott Children’s Hospital. Now, they’re all in the same first-grade class. #patientstories

Patient Stories

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Does your child constantly need to re-write, re-read or re-do projects or work? Do they often #stress about dirt and germs? If so, your child might be living with obsessive compulsive disorder, or #OCD, a condition affecting one in every hundred American #children. Here are some important signs for #parents to look for and a new study that evaluates the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment option. #parenting #parentingtips #childrensmentalhealth
Imaging to measure the development of a child’s #brain networks might someday help predict who’s at risk for #ADHD. #mentalhealth #childrenshealth
Often a happy and busy time of year, returning to school can be stressful for some kids. A Michigan Medicine pediatric psychologist offers advice for families. #mentalhealth #childrenshealth #anxiety #school

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

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5 summer eye dangers and how to avoid them. #summer #eyehealth #childrenshealth
A standard #vaccination schedule is still the safest, most effective way to protect your children and teens against vaccine-preventable diseases. In light of recent infectious disease outbreaks, a Michigan Medicine expert discusses vaccine schedule fact versus fiction. #health #parenting #kids #science #medicine #childrenshealth #vaccines

Disease Prevention

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Scientists say early and consistent feeding of peanuts can help prevent peanut #allergies in #children. A #food allergy expert explains what #parents should know. #foodallergy #parenting #parentingtips #childrenshealth
If a child with #food #allergies visits your home — or if your own allergic #children are headed out — these tips can help ensure a safe visit for everyone.  #foodallergies #childsafety #childrenshealth
Food allergy advocates and physicians explain the outrage surrounding the new major motion picture, and why it should matter to all parents. #foodallergies#childrenshealth

Allergies

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Tips for siblings of kids with serious illness - #Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children's Hospital
Kids talk about coping with scars and other physical differences - #Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children's Hospital
Going to school while living with a chronic illness, or while going through medical treatment, can be very tough for kids. Check out this #Kids4Kids video in which kids and teens talk about their experiences trying to keep up with school, and tips for coping with missing some of the experiences that other kids are having during the school day.

Health Tips for Kids from Kids

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10 things to know about the bivalent COVID booster for kids under 5
A pediatrician answers top questions about the updated coronavirus vaccine authorized for children ages six months to six years. #COVIDbooster #Pediatrician #ChildrensHealth
Among parents who plan to attend religious services this holiday season, nearly half would insist their teen join even if they didn’t want to, a poll suggests. #ReligiousServices #HolidaySeason #Spirituality #ChildrensHealth Parents, Religious Rituals, Faith Based, Family Traditions, Childhood Cancer, Kids Mental Health, Rituals, Participation
Encouraging spirituality in teens without forcing participation
Among parents who plan to attend religious services this holiday season, nearly half would insist their teen join even if they didn’t want to, a poll suggests. #ReligiousServices #HolidaySeason #Spirituality #ChildrensHealth
Many parents aren’t sure how to dispose unused medicines, one in five think it’s unsafe to take medicine past the expiration date, national poll suggests. #ChildrenHealth #TeenHealth #Medicine #LeftoverPerscriptions
Protecting children and teens from leftover prescriptions
Many parents aren’t sure how to dispose unused medicines, one in five think it’s unsafe to take medicine past the expiration date, national poll suggests. #ChildrenHealth #TeenHealth #Medicine #LeftoverPerscriptions
Speeding and distracted drivers top list of concerns; some say those who don’t follow rules should face consequences. #Children'sHealth #Parents #Driving #Speeding #SchoolTraffic Keeping Kids Safe, Students Safety, Child Safety, Parenting, Kids Safe
Parents worry school traffic is a danger for kids
Speeding and distracted drivers top list of concerns; some say those who don’t follow rules should face consequences. #Children'sHealth #Parents #Driving #Speeding #SchoolTraffic
Protecting children’s eyes from screens, sun and sports
National poll suggests many parents overlook simple steps to minimize children’s risk of eye injuries. #ChildrensHealth #EyeInjuries #Screens #Sun #Sports
Here are 7 things you can do right now to help. #ChildHealth #MentalHealth #ChildPsychiatry #Isolation #MentalHealthCrisis Psychiatric Medications, Mental Health Crisis, Primary Care Physician, Mental Health Services, Mental Health Care, Infographic Health
Children’s mental health is in crisis
Here are 7 things you can do right now to help. #ChildHealth #MentalHealth #ChildPsychiatry #Isolation #MentalHealthCrisis
A child and adolescent psychiatrist reacts to Season 4 of the hit series. #StrangerThings #Psychiatrist #MentalHealth #Externalization Mental Health, Stranger Things, Stranger, High School Counselor, Mental Health Professional, Depression Help
What does "Stranger Things" have to do with mental health?
A child and adolescent psychiatrist reacts to Season 4 of the hit series. #StrangerThings #Psychiatrist #MentalHealth #Externalization
The top causes for a bloody nose and simple ways parents can control them. #Children #ChildHealth #Parents #Nosebleed #Health Nose Picking, Parts Of The Nose, Nasal Spray, Raising Healthy Kids
What causes nosebleeds in children?
The top causes for a bloody nose and simple ways parents can control them. #Children #ChildHealth #Parents #Nosebleed #Health
3 in 5 parents say it’s hard to get their child to eat a well-balanced diet because of picky eating, not eating enough fruits and vegetables and other reasons. #Children #ChildHealth #Parents #DietarySupplement #Nutrition #Supplements Nutrition, Parenting Challenge, Kids Health, Picky Eating, Proper Nutrition, Help Digestion
Half of parents regularly give kids a dietary supplement
3 in 5 parents say it’s hard to get their child to eat a well-balanced diet because of picky eating, not eating enough fruits and vegetables and other reasons. #Children #ChildHealth #Parents #DietarySupplement #Nutrition #Supplements
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Some children with cerebral palsy scoliosis may not need pelvic fixation, study shows
Inserting screws in the pelvis for growth-friendly treatment of scoliosis can be painful and lead to infection in this patient population. #Children #ChildHealth #Scoliosis #Treatment
Knowing what to expect when you go to the gynecologist may be something adult women take for granted, but how do you know when your daughter is ready, and how do you help her prepare for her first visit? #womenshealth #women #gynecology #teenhealth #parenting #healthtips Autoimmune Disease, Colon Cancer Symptoms, Endometriosis, Abnormal Cells, Types Of Cancers, Colon Cancer, Gynecologists, Autoimmune Disorder, Hormones
When and Why a Teen Should Start Seeing a Gynecologist
Knowing what to expect when you go to the gynecologist may be something adult women take for granted, but how do you know when your daughter is ready, and how do you help her prepare for her first visit? #womenshealth #women #gynecology #teenhealth #parenting #healthtips
SCN8A encephalopathy could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses. #epilepsy #childhoodhealth #research Seizure Disorder, Childhood Health, Teen Health, Seizures
New Therapy Stops Seizures in Mouse Model of Rare Childhood Epilepsy
SCN8A encephalopathy could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses. #epilepsy #childhoodhealth #research
When Colton McGowan was feeling abdominal pain, his parents, Rich and Amy, took him to their local urgent care facility. That was the beginning of a lengthy and anxiety-filled journey for the six-year-old and his family. But it was a journey that would end up providing Colton with a lifelong gift — the gift of art. Inspired by Bob Ross, #painting became a part of Colton's healing process. #Art #Therapy #Healing #ArtTherapy #Inspiration #Pediatrics #CancerSurvivor #Cancer #BobRoss #HappyTrees Inspiration, Art, Health And Safety, Process Art
VIDEO: 'A Therapeutic Gift’: Art Helps 6-Year-Old Cope with Cancer Treatment
When Colton McGowan was feeling abdominal pain, his parents, Rich and Amy, took him to their local urgent care facility. That was the beginning of a lengthy and anxiety-filled journey for the six-year-old and his family. But it was a journey that would end up providing Colton with a lifelong gift — the gift of art. Inspired by Bob Ross, #painting became a part of Colton's healing process. #Art #Therapy #Healing #ArtTherapy #Inspiration #Pediatrics #CancerSurvivor #Cancer #BobRoss #HappyTrees
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Drug Trial Seeking First Ever Treatment for Dangerous Side Effect of Prader-Willi Syndrome
A worldwide research effort is underway for finding a treatment option for hyperphagia, the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity. #praderwilli #childhoodobesity #pedatrics
Why Families Should Play Pokémon Go Together: The hot game has real-life benefits. Here's how parents and kids can play with a purpose. Play, Pokémon, Health, Game, Play Pokemon, Virtual
Why Families Should Play Pokémon Go Together
Why Families Should Play Pokémon Go Together: The hot game has real-life benefits. Here's how parents and kids can play with a purpose.