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.

4 things to know about backpacks

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze with these expert tips and tricks.

Kids put a lid on it

Local program fits bike helmets for kiddos to promote safe fun.

Patient Story

‘I can do what everyone else can’

A new medication—and a fearless spirit—have changed everything for a Michigan teen battling cystic fibrosis.

Patient Story

‘This is really amazing’

The community came together to help Tommy’s Boats deliver a boatload of toys to kiddos at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Patient Story

‘Let’s do this’

Medication failed to control an upbeat 6-year-old’s seizures. A rare brain surgery restored her health, allowing her to flourish.

Safety ahoy

Kids and their families love boats. Here’s how to keep everyone safer on the water.

Build a safer summer campfire

As the warm season sets in, learn how to keep your family safe from outdoor burn hazards.

Patient Story

The miraculous Marley

An energetic 6-year-old is leading the way in treatment for a rare genetic mutation.

Patient Story

The amazing brothers Blain

Daxton, 2, and Sawyer, 4, battle a rare genetic disease with a team of specialists and the calming power of music.

Patient Story

‘A super happy little kid’

When 3-year-old Grayson had cataracts removed from both eyes, his parents wondered: Would he be able to see?

Patient Story

‘Pure joy and celebration’

Eight-month-old Axle enjoys a special luau in the NICU prior to going home after a lengthy hospital stay.

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.