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May 27 2015
BECAUSE HUNGER DOESN’T TAKE A SUMMER VACATION

By: The Children's Hospital of Michigan Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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The end of the school year often marks the end of a guaranteed meal for almost half of Detroit’s children. In Southeast Michigan more than 300,000 free or reduced fee, breakfasts and lunches are served daily during the school year. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council at the DMC is leading a community effort to provide area children with a consistent daily meal over summer recess. The 6th Annual Cereal Drive kicks off on Friday, May 29, and runs through June 5, 2015. The cereal collected will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and distributed to over 600 food pantries throughout Southeastern Michigan.

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May 18 2015
Surgery Express: Taking the S as in Scary out of Surgery

By: Kim Adams Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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Has your child ever been afraid there’s a monster lurking under his bed or in her closet? I can tell you, that’s happened at our house more than once! Just like any other mom, I shine a flashlight into those dark spaces so my child can see there’s really nothing to fear. The more they can see, the less they worry. At the Children's Hospital of Michigan, the Surgery Express program shows and tells kids BY chasing away similar fears of the unknown when it comes to their upcoming surgery.

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May 12 2015
What you should know before your child’s surgery

By: Kim Adams Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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As active as my five active kids are, fortunately we have yet to experience the  dreaded “S” word.

You know the one I mean: surgery.

As a mom, I understand the anxiety that comes with thinking about your little one, at whatever age, having to face anesthesia, surgery, or any other invasive procedure.

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May 7 2015
Tips to Help Your Child Adjust After an Organ Transplant

By: The Children's Hospital of Michigan Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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April is designated as National Donate Life Month, a good time to review tips that parents and children should be aware of to increase the chances of a successful transplant. Dr. Kim and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) offer several tips.

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Apr 10 2015
The Perfect Home For A Dollhouse!

By: The Children's Hospital of Michigan Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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Well-known local blogger Sarah Macklem, offers some fantastic interior design tips and articles on her site the Yellow Cape Cod.

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