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Stay water safe

Great Lakes states are wonderful places to live during the summer months, but a reality check on water safety may be in order.

Parents: Take a breath—and a break

Families need schedules and structure in this at-home period amid COVID-19. But they also need a little leeway.

Keep kids to a sleep routine

A good night of solid rest will make days spent at home all the more tolerable.

Free screenings offered for COVID-19

Have symptoms? Those in Michigan may now call a hotline to be screened by the Spectrum Health app.

Is your pain from endometriosis?

Severe cramping, painful periods and other symptoms are often telltale signs of this condition.

Is it thrush?

An overgrowth of fungus can give rise to unpleasant symptoms in your child. Know what to look for—and when to seek help.

Trouble in the wonder years?

Your middle schooler might be showing classic signs of anxiety—and if you're not paying attention, you could miss them.

Bon appetit, baby!

A pediatrician shares when and how to get your little ones started on solid foods.

5 ways to start a nutritious revolution

Avoid the word 'diet' and adopt healthier (and yummier) strategies to achieve your goals.

Put down the shovel

Take to heart this warning if you have any heart attack risk factors or symptoms. Really.

Got your vacation stockings?

For those at risk of deep vein thrombosis, compression socks are the best way to alleviate the burdens of travel.

Hurtling toward a heart attack?

Holiday heart syndrome is real. Learn how to improve your odds of avoiding this condition.