Children’s Health

Event Offers Parents Help With Child Health Insurance Dozens of local families are being given the opportunity to sign their children up for state health coverage just in time for school.
Urgent Care LocationsIf your child needs non-emergency urgent care, here are locations where you can get help.
MCH Events CalendarCheck out these upcoming events at Miami Children's Hospital
Protect Your Child From Bullies
Kidney Stones In ChildrenMost parents don’t realize that children can develop kidney stones at a young age. However, changes to family diets have led to an increase in this serious condition – what has been seen in children as young as age 5.
Preparing Your Child for a Potential HurricaneMost children thrive on routines and being in control. Every day they wake up, eat breakfast, go to school, do their homework and play with their friends. However, children and teenagers can become anxious when their routines are disrupted by natural disasters such as a hurricane or tropical storm.
Last Minute Vaccinations For Back To SchoolThe Miami-Dade Health Department is giving busy parents the chance to get their kids vaccinated for school at the last minute. School opens Monday in Miami-Dade and Broward, so parents are running out of time. Miami-Dade parents will get a chance to have their children vaccinated at multiple places around the county this Saturday.
When Is Urgent Care Needed?Pediatric urgent care centers are designed to provide after-hours care for minor, nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries for children and teens up to 21 years of age who require medical attention.
Vomiting And DiarrheaVomiting (throwing up) and diarrhea (frequent, watery bowel movements) can be caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites. Foods that are hard to digest (such as too many sweets) and undercooked (still partially raw) meat or fish can also cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Fever: Big Deal Or Not?If you have children, you have to deal with fever, and that can be a bit scary, especially for first time parents. You've probably awakened in the dead of night to find your child flushed, hot, and sweaty. If the forehead feels warm, you immediately suspect a fever, but what next?
Kids Need To Watch Food LabelsFood provides your body with all of the materials it needs to grow, and to be healthy and active. These are some of the building blocks in food.
Quake Survivors Reunited At Miami Children's HospitalBig hugs and smiles all around as child from Haiti who were treated at Miami Children’s Hospital after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake were re-united with the doctors and nurses who took care of them.