Children's Health

From newborn to adulthood, your children count on you to keep them healthy, strong and thriving. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital experts help you stay in-the-know while your kids are on-the-grow.

Patient Story

Dinosaur visit is ‘pure happiness’ for kids

A life-like Allosaurus named Allie and a T-Rex called Ripley visit young patients at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Master the summer snack

Rather than heralding junk food and sodas, summertime should usher in fresh produce and healthy, on-the-go snacks.

Patient Story

Finding answers and hope

Genetic testing helps the family of a Michigan boy dig deeper into his unique health challenges.

Help kids build healthy minds

As summer sets in and kids get back to the business of play, take time to check in on their emotions.

Patient Story

‘Maybe this will help other kids’

Fourteen-year-old Tara Sweet noticed her COVID-19 symptoms improving after she received monoclonal antibody therapy.

Reasons why you should throw flip and flop out

Avoid flimsy footwear to keep calluses and injuries at bay this summer.

Patient Story

‘Think about the bigger picture’

Young people, ages 12 to 15, look forward to seeing friends and family as they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Their parents focus on protection.

‘I wouldn’t throw your mask away’

A pediatric infectious disease specialist offers suggestions for how parents of unvaccinated kids should respond to new CDC guidelines.

Tick, tick, boom!

Avoid the (tick) bite this year as their population expands ... your health could depend on it.

Patient Story

Helping Gabby thrive

Genetic testing that pinpointed a rare disorder helped a Michigan couple give their daughter the tools she needs to blossom.

Patient Story

‘A really powerful thing’

Hoping to avoid severe illness, Mary Sibley opted to receive outpatient antibody therapy for COVID-19.

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Helping your child manage uncertain times

Things adults can do to help kids maintain good mental health despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.