Read health tips from our experts as well as stories by patients, families and staff about kids’ health and their experiences at Children’s Minnesota.

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Will our kids struggle to socialize after COVID-19?

We talked with Dr. Pamela Niksich, medical director of Children’s Minnesota, West St. Paul clinic, and Baylee Zittlow, nurse practitioner in the Adolescent Health Clinic at Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, about this common concern amongst parents.

Healthy habits during COVID-19: keeping your kids on track for a healthy lifestyle

Dr. Pamela Niksich, medical director of Children’s Minnesota, West St. Paul clinic, and Baylee Zittlow, nurse practitioner in the Adolescent Health Clinic at Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, give tips to maintaining healthy habits and routines while at home during COVID-19.

Children’s Minnesota experts share how anti-transgender legislation harms kids

Children's Minnesota experts speak out against a Minnesota bill that would ban transgender student athletes from competing in sports alongside their peers.

Coming out as LGBTQ during COVID-19: what’s different?

For kids who have a validating home environment and supportive relationships with family members, this may be an opportunity to explore their identity, experiment with gender expression at home, and share name and pronouns.

COVID-19 vaccines and antibiotics: answers to new common questions

As distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine continues around the world, many people have questions— including whether the vaccine affects antibiotics.

Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Rising Stars by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 63 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2020 “Rising Stars.” The Top Doctors: Rising Stars list highlights up-and-coming physicians who have been fully licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or less and are recognized for their achievements by peers.

Transgender Day of Visibility: Alissa and Rubie share their story

On Transgender Day of Visibility, Alissa Fountain, supervisor of Children’s Minnesota’s HIV program, shares her story of supporting her daughter Rubie after she came out as transgender.

Caring for the tiniest babies: The village at Children’s Minnesota that gets NICU babies home

Dr. Thomas George, system medical director for neonatology at Children's Minnesota, talks about his journey as a neonatologist and his favorite moments treating newborns. He also explains what's so special about our neonatal team that works across three sites — St. Paul, Minneapolis and Coon Rapids — and collaborates with hospitals across the region.

Minnesota vaccine eligibility now includes people aged 16+, March 30

Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine eligibility now includes all people aged 16 years and older starting on March 30, 2021.

Meet Children’s Minnesota social workers

In honor of National Social Work Month, we are highlighting some of our remarkable social workers: Amanda Woelfel, LICSW; Erika Vaughn, LICSW; and Mason Davies, LGSW.