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

‘Our little fox’

Paxton Florek survived a brain tumor and now seems determined to defy what once looked like insurmountable odds.

‘A small but meaningful act’

With fewer blood donations made during the travel season, summer is an important time to donate.

Patient Story

‘I just want you to save my boy’

After managing hemophilia since birth, MacKale McGuire faced a diagnosis of bone cancer at age 11.

Patient Story

A boatload of fun

Santa makes a splash as he brings Christmas in July to little ones spending summer days in the children's hospital.

‘A race against time’

Diagnosed with a fast-growing tumor at 5 weeks old, Alexander Neal undergoes treatment with precision medicine—and it's delivering promising results.

Patient Story

Ava, Ollie and Caramel Willy

With a cat and a new puppy awaiting her return home, a West Michigan girl ventures across the state for a precision cancer treatment.

Beat stress, boost happiness

A fresh take on mindfulness highlights opportunities for self-compassion and connecting with others.

Got kids? Master summer skin care

Insect repellant, sunscreen and anti-bacterial ointments are handy tools for parents of little ones who love the outdoors.

Patient Story

‘Incredibly important’

With the COVID-19 vaccine approved for ages 6 months and older, a Michigan mom is finally able to get her young children vaccinated.

Happy, healthy travels

If you want nutritious snacks and meals on vacation, plan ahead—and don't settle for junk.

‘It is a full-time job’

For Ricardo Vail, the successes of parenting have been bolstered by connecting with a Strong Beginnings project for dads.

10 things to know about swimmer’s itch

Don't let parasites get under your skin this summer.