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Child Life specialist uses iPad to help distract patient from procedures.

How distraction can help kids cope under stress

Playing a game by yourself might help reduce pain, but playing with someone through your medical event is likely to be much more effective.

What’s so special about special events?

The Child Life Department at Children's Minnesota plans special events to help create memories and playtime for patients, families, staff and the community.

Midwest Fetal Care Center team of doctors

Children’s Minnesota certified as Level I Children’s Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons

Children’s is the first and only hospital system in Minnesota and the thirteenth center in the nation to earn Level I verification.

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Child Life Services uses play to support patients and families

Child Life focuses on age appropriate play and education to help patients understand ad cope with procedures and other experiences at Children's Minnesota.

Nurse instructing how to use an inhaler.

$500,000 Kohl’s grant makes breathing and learning easier for Twin Cities students with asthma

Children’s is using the $500,000 from Kohl’s Cares to provide resources to Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools to help kids struggling with asthma.

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Fetal spine surgery for spina bifida prepares Declyn for an active life

Doctors at Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration between Children's Minnesota and Allina Health, operated at 24 weeks gestation to repair spina bifida.

Rock the Cradle dance party

Rock the Cradle — a free day of family fun with The Current and Children’s Minnesota

Join Children's Minnesota and The Current for Rock the Cradle - a free event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture this Sunday, March 24 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children’s Theatre Company.

Breastfeeding and pumping pods available at Children’s Minnesota in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Breastfeeding or pumping moms can use the private and secure pods with roomy benches, space for a stroller, and a place to plug in a pump.

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Children’s cleft and craniofacial team is there for families from birth through young adulthood

As ENT facial plastic surgeons the team at Children's Minnesota created a treatment plan for Austin O'Neil that reduced the stress on his family.

Setting the stage for kids to lead healthy lifestyles