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.

‘Top of the cool chart’

A passion for art and classic cars keeps a Michigan teen in good spirits amid a battle with cancer.

Patient Story

‘Daddy’s still here’

Children of adult patients in the hospital receive emotional support through a new Child and Family Life program.

Take stress in stride

When you encounter life's everyday stressors, try one of these 12 tips to boost your resilience.

A flop for feet

As the weather warms, flip-flops begin to reclaim their summer ubiquity. But are they really the smart choice for footwear?

Patient Story

‘So thankful to be alive’

For senior pictures, Bree Town, 18, returns to the children's hospital where she spent months of her childhood.

Hepatitis in kids: What you need to know

An infectious disease expert answers questions about the uptick in pediatric hepatitis cases.

‘Moving your body is always good’ 

Local schools partner in jump rope competition to encourage healthy habits.

‘It’s all about having fun’

River Bank Junior Race draws hundreds of kiddos for an evening of physical activity and family fun.

‘Look for that meaningful moment’

With today's youth facing a 'tsunami' of mental health challenges, parents and caregivers must learn to recognize the signs—and know how to help.

Patient Story

Amazing Amelia

Born with a rare syndrome, a 5-year-old Michigan girl is thriving as she undergoes a series of reconstructive surgeries.

Smart choices for the cereal aisle

Amid those dozens of brands, there are healthier choices if you know what to look for.

Patient Story

‘It can provide hope’

Kids, families and caregivers celebrate the gift of organ donation as they meet the new Gift of Life Michigan mascot.