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Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

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When every second counts

Meet baby Owen, the first child in Michigan to benefit from a lightning-fast whole genome sequencing program.

Patient Story

‘Really powerful and valuable’

Through pregnancy, an emergency C-section, pediatric appointments and a broken bone, MyChart has been a trusted companion for this family.

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‘Jemima is a miracle’

Most babies with trisomy 18 never make it to birth. Those who do typically die shortly thereafter. This toddler is blasting the odds.

Top 8 helmet stats aimed at saving your brain

Bicycling is tons of fun ... until somebody gets hurt. Find out how to keep it fun and safe for you and your kids.

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‘An incredible gift’

Talk about kid-friendly surgery: Children watch live feeds from zoos and aquariums while in the operating room.

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May the force be with you, kiddos

Project Night Lights, Star Wars edition, features hundreds of waving lightsabers inside and outside Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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Merritt’s mystery

Merritt Smith experienced seizures and missed developmental milestones. Genetic testing revealed the cause—a missing chunk of a chromosome.

Beautiful youth at risk: Cutting

It's real, it's common, and it's a cry for help. Explore expert advice on how to help teens turn it around.

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A party full of love

Volunteers throw a special party for kids spending time in the hospital on Valentine’s Day.

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A journey for her heart

A teenage girl from Honduras travels far from home for a highly specialized ablation procedure.

Zero in on childhood dangers

Learn why safety at home is a state of mind.

Sticks and stones and … social media?

Bullying has been a reality for generations of youngsters—but today's youth are exposed to a particularly vicious strain, worsened by social media.