Michigan's largest city, Detroit, has one of the lowest childhood immunization rates in the state, dropping below 50%.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged multiple parents in the nonfatal shooting incidents involving their children.
Experts say reactions to the pandemic like isolation, not having a schedule, and not staying occupied could be the reason for the increased number of eating disorders seen in teens.
"The over-representation of children of color in foster care in Michigan is unacceptable and demands a fundamental change in our system," said one of the chairs of the new task force.
With so many children learning from home due to COVID-19, that means more children may be in the kitchen cooking, and for West Bloomfield Township Fire Marshal Byron Turnquist, that’s a concern.
Eaton Rapids has closed all playgrounds after more than 40 razor blades in at least two parks on Monday, September 21.
Kids need 60 minutes of exercise a day to maintain a healthy body - but only a fraction get the recommended amount. Rebecca Hasson, an associate professor of Kinesiology is spurring a movement of online videos to help young kids stay in shape.
Detroit Country Day PE teachers Matt Gunsorek and Chris Hughes have some fun at-home workouts to keep your little ones moving.
For the last 10 years, the Children's Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council has partnered with Gleaners Community Good Bank to provide children with a daily meal over the summer. While the in-person efforts have been hampered by COVID-19, that's not stopping the partnership from efforting to feed hungry kids.
A nurse family partnership that was serving low-income families expecting children had to adapt its services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn't mean the help isn't still available.
"We have never needed our screens more than ever right now, so how do we balance needing them and wanting them and it's so confusing for everybody," she said.
Teens from two metro Detroit high schools got to simulate just how distracted their driving becomes while texting.
A Tampa family is even more thankful than usual this Thanksgiving. Their toddler fell into the pool and nearly drowned, but the little girl didn’t just survive - she made a complete recovery.
The amount of time that children are spending each day watching television or using a computer or mobile device is increasing alarmingly, according to an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the University at Albany and the New York University Langone Medical Center.
The holiday season is here, and during this busy travel time the risk of danger increases.
Going back to school is an exciting time of year for kids. The Kohl's Injury Prevention Program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan and Safe Kids Metro Detroit want to keep your kids safe this school year.
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, liquid laundry packets contain concentrated detergent and pose a poisoning threat to children.
Joann Moss, an injury prevention coordinator at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, joins us in studio.