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What to know about sexually transmitted infections
With rates of some STIs on the rise, it’s never been more important to understand the risks, symptoms and treatments.
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What causes nosebleeds in children?
The top causes for a bloody nose and simple ways parents can control them.
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What is croup?
Is it contagious? When should parents worry? What to know before heading to the E.R or doctor.
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Hybrid palliation allows critically ill baby to avoid heart transplant
Once on the heart transplant waiting list, the Michigan toddler’s heart now beats on its own.
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Finding community to fight pediatric renovascular hypertension
The rare condition brought one Oregon family to Michigan, where a new international collaborative is improving outcomes and inviting families affected by the disease to join the network.
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A 5-year-old Buckeye fan with a maize and blue heart
Michigan Medicine doctors help 5-year-old Chloe Moser and her parents during her fourth major heart surgery at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.
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What parents need to know about healthcare proxy accounts for kids 11 and up
When children turn 11, parents lose full access to their online health records because of Michigan state privacy laws. Learn what to expect and why it’s important.
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Adults Unmasked: What That Means for Unvaccinated Kids
Until kids 12 and under can get vaccinated against COVID-19, what are the rules for them wearing masks and social distancing?
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Redesigning Prenatal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
To limit exposure of COVID-19 to pregnant patients, Michigan Medicine unveils a new prenatal care approach.
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Stuck at Home? 6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy and Happy
As the coronavirus keeps families homebound, a childhood development expert shares ways to have productive days together.
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How Baby Jordan Brought FETO, and Hope, to Midwest
After receiving a rare prenatal diagnosis, one Michigan Medicine surgeon helped a family’s unborn baby get an experimental utero surgery called fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO).
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5 Signs and Symptoms of Summer Depression [Infographic]
If summer’s heat and sun bums you out, you’re not alone. How to tell if it is a case of the summertime blues — or something more serious.
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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising? [Infographic]
University of Michigan professor explains what happens to your body at when you stop exercising. Learn the benefits of maintaining a regular exercise routine.
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Gut Check: Rome IV Reflects Evolving IBS Understanding
The Rome Foundation has updated diagnostic criteria on functional GI disorders. See the latest research and education surrounding irritable bowel syndrome.