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Car seat safety tips from Kohl's Cares Foundation Video included

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The Kohl's Cares Foundation supports kids' health and education initiatives in communities nationwide. More>>

Kids Health & Safety: Safe baby sleep Video included

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All those toys and blankets in your baby's crib may look comforting and cozy, but they pose a major safety risk, says Renee Zarr, Kohl's Injury Prevention Education Coordinator. More>>

Report: E-Cigarette use growing among children

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Federal health experts are reporting a troubling trend involving those increasingly popular electronic cigarettes, a growing number of children are now trying them. More>>

U.S. probes use of antipsychotic drugs on children

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Federal health officials have launched a probe into the use of antipsychotic drugs on children in the Medicaid system, amid concern that the medications are being prescribed too often to treat behavioral problems in the very young. More>>

Kids' chronic stomach pain tied to anxiety disorders

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Children with chronic or recurring stomach pain without a clear medical explanation were also more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without stomach problems, in a new study. More>>

How to keep your family safe this Fourth of July Video included

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Help your family stay safe this Fourth of July with the following tips from Renee Zarr, Kohl's Injury Prevention Education Coordinator. More>>

Kohl's kitchen and household safety checklist Video included

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Cooking and baking are lots of fun as long as you stay safe, say Kohl's Injury Prevention Expert Roberta Davis. More>>

How to stay safe this winter with Kohl's winter safety Video included

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For tips on how to prevent fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, frostbite and more, watch the video recap. More>>

Psychologist: Start good homework habits with structure Video included

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It is time to talk about homework.  You know it's coming, so before the after school battles begin, how can we create good homework habits as soon as school starts? More>>

School staffers should get EpiPen training, doctor says Video included

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As many as one in four of the estimated 6,000,000 children in America with food allergies will have their first reaction at school.   Now an Ohio doctor says, in addition to nurses, other school staffers need to know how to use an EpiPen. More>>

Metro Detroit's Kaufman Children's Center helps girl to speak Video included

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A suburban Chicago girl was robbed of her ability to communicate following brain surgery to stop violent seizures. However, her family found help and hope of metro Detroit's Kaufman Children's Center. More>>

Pediatrician: Kids' snacks should always have some benefit Video included

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Sugary drinks and snacks can be huge empty calorie culprits.  Before school even starts, every time kids eat or drink something, a local doctor says it should have some benefit. More>>

Firework safety tips

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The summer season has arrived bringing barbecues, pool parties and unfortunately, fireworks injuries.
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Cholesterol study exposes how many children are headed down the wrong path Video included

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You think of high cholesterol as a very adult problem, but a new study looks at cholesterol levels in children across America and it turns out to be a good reflection of adults. More>>

New research suggests need to reformulate kids' vitamins

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Of more than 7,000 kids studied, researchers found more than a third failed to get sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D, while some were getting too much iron and vitamin A. More>>

Swim safety advice for parents

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Aquatics Director Tony Chmielinski is always thinking about the worse case scenario. He spends his days at the Beverly Hills Club preparing children to save their own lives if they get into trouble in the water. More>>

Cars can become deathly hot for children left unattended inside

You open a car door on a 90-something degree day and it feels like an oven inside.  Fox 2's Deena Centofanti shows you what happens on an 80-degree in just ten minutes. More>>

New Cornerstone high school to expose students to the health care field Video included

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A new health high school will be a place where teachers aren't called teachers and the curriculum will be state of the art.  Find out where it's opening and how you can enroll. More>>

Infant battling rare eye cancer getting controversial treatment Video included

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What do you do when your baby has a rare cancer and isn't responding to traditional chemotherapy?  One metro Detroit family is turning to a controversial treatment to save their son's sight.
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Group: Some 'healthy' kids meals not so healthy Video included

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You think by adding fruit or grilling instead of deep frying the kids' fast food meals are getting more healthy, right?  One advocacy group says don't be fooled. More>>

Detroit school teaching kids lessons in healthy living Video included

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A school in one of Detroit's toughest neighborhoods is not just building stronger minds.  They're laying the foundation for healthier bodies.
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  • Sun Safety Tips

    Sun Safety Tips

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:02:48 GMT
    The experts at the Kohl's Cares Injury Prevention Program at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan offer some tips to keep everyone safe in the sun.
    The experts at the Kohl's Cares Injury Prevention Program at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan offer some tips to keep everyone safe in the sun.
  • US autism estimate grows to 1 in 68 children

    US autism estimate grows to 1 in 68 children

    Thursday, March 27 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-03-27 17:00:28 GMT
    The government is increasing its autism estimate to 1 in 68 U.S children. That's a 30 percent jump from the last federal estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related disorder.
    The government is increasing its autism estimate to 1 in 68 U.S children. That's a 30 percent jump from the last federal estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related disorder.
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