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

‘Like a warrior’

Tiny Riley Bosma has already met a host of challenges—a rare procedure before birth and two open-heart surgeries as an infant.

Flu shot? Better late than never

Even midway through flu season, the vaccine can deliver added protection.

Smiles on skates

As the end of his cancer treatment nears, a 7-year-old boy is treated to a surprise unveiling of a backyard ice rink.

Patient Story

Small babies, big blessings

Every day mattered to improve the odds for two tiny twin newborns—and they're now thriving.

Tips to stay active all winter

Dust off your running shoes and don your jacket—a little physicality is the best way to ward off midwinter miseries.

Patient Story

In the footsteps of caregivers

At 13, Sarah Conway lost her leg to cancer. Now a student in college, she's chosen a career in medicine.

Patient Story

‘The sky’s the limit’

Lauren Vegter doesn’t just live with lupus—she soars.

Help your kids get their Zzz’s

Learn these tips so your little ones get enough rest to thrive in school and beyond.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.

Patient Story

‘It has lifted many spirits’

Premature babies dress up in ugly sweaters to celebrate the holidays.

Don’t let COVID-19 cloud the holidays

A psychologist shares her top suggestions for how to make celebrations special while still being safe.

‘So precious’

Top baby names of 2021 are both traditional and regal.