News from c.s. mott children's hospital A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Aug 12, 2015, 13:47 ET

U-M and Kohl's launch campaign to reduce distracted driving among teens

  It's a contract full of such vows as "I will find sunglasses before driving," "I will wait until stopped to search for music" and "I...

May 29, 2015, 08:13 ET

Leah's legacy: Children's book "Wings of Courage" tribute to 5-year-old Livonia girl who fought cancer

 Leah James loved the color purple, Nemo and storybooks. She was also well known for her contagious smile and the phrase "my heart is happy"...

Feb 16, 2015, 08:59 ET

Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens

 Should teenagers be able to hit the snooze button one more time before school? Ask their parents and half say they would support later school...

Jan 06, 2015, 14:45 ET

Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats to face forward too early

 Using a rear-facing car seat until a child is age two reduces risk of serious injury, but close to one-quarter of parents report they...

Dec 15, 2014, 10:59 ET

Less than half of parents think their 18-year-olds can make a doctors appointment

Most parents agree their children should be ready to move out of the pediatrician's office into adult-focused care by age 18 – but just 30...

Nov 17, 2014, 10:02 ET

74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if other children are unvaccinated

 Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records...

Oct 27, 2014, 15:43 ET

Moms more likely than dads to check for sugars on nutrition labels

Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:58 ET

Online ratings influence parents' choices of physicians for their children

Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online...

Aug 11, 2014, 10:40 ET

School violence, gun-related injury among top 10 child health concerns nationally

 Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:17 ET

Parents want info about circumcision, not directives from healthcare providers

Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the...

Jul 12, 2014, 17:08 ET

Patient's love of cars lives on in special auto show at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Caden Bowles, an 11-year-old boy who loved cars, desperately needed a hero: a donor who could provide him with a second heart transplant he needed...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:45 ET

Cover the bases: sports physicals are no substitute for comprehensive checkups

Nearly half of parents say any qualified health care provider – not just a child's usual provider – can do a sports physical,according...

May 20, 2014, 10:01 ET

Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity

Parents – especially those of overweight children – give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:34 ET

Parents just as likely to use cell phones while driving as other drivers, putting child passengers at risk

Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general...

Apr 29, 2014, 11:34 ET

Screening out: what are parents doing to limit screen time for young children?

About 25 percent of parents who have children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well...

Mar 31, 2014, 10:58 ET

Study of transcatheter pulmonary valve shows strong results, reports U-M pediatric interventional cardiologist

 The first post-FDA approval study of a non-surgically implanted replacement pulmonary valve showed strong short- and mid-term results for the...

Mar 17, 2014, 13:47 ET

Baby's life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing

In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest...

Feb 26, 2014, 11:23 ET

Uninsured parents don't take breastfeeding classes, even though breast is best

Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to...

Feb 24, 2014, 12:06 ET

Costs vary widely for care of children with congenital heart defects across U.S. hospitals

 Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of...

Nov 26, 2013, 10:47 ET

Medical research needs kids, but two-thirds of parents unaware of opportunities

Almost half of parents said they'd allow their children to take part if their child had the disease being studied, according to U-M's National Poll...