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.

9 tips for water safety

Lakes, ponds and swimming pools are the best part of summer. Here's how to make a splash with precautions top of mind.

Top snacks for testy taste buds

Healthy snacks that are quick, easy and readily available will set you up for a win.

A race for camaraderie

Care providers and community members join Fox Trot 5K to promote fitness and foster connections.

Patient Story

‘They are both little miracles’

With a loving family and guidance from doctors, a pair of young siblings with spinal muscular atrophy are thriving.

Vacation on the horizon? Plan ahead

Pack a kit for hygiene and first aid—and know about guidelines and restrictions before you go.

Patient Story

‘Are the girls OK?’

A West Michigan mom credits a car seat safety program for helping her young daughters remain unharmed in a head-on crash.

‘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.