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Four things parents should know about the flu shot

Flu season is just around the corner! These are the four things parents need to know about the influenza vaccine to keep their families healthy.

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Children’s RN helps fellow runner at Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Angie's goal was to finish the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in under 2 hours. When she needed a boost, she found a beacon in the form of a gold cape.

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Even a spine tumor can’t stop Mia from living her life to the fullest

At 11 years old, Mia was a normal, active kid. When doctors found a tumor on her spine and she was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, everything changed.

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Battling leukemia, Camber’s resilience shines as bright as her smile

Camber has overcome many challenges since being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and continues to take every day in stride.

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All for Tyler: giving back to honor a little brother’s life

Ashley Cohn is honoring her brother Tyler's legacy during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month through Shine Bright For Kids.

Jack Skordahl and his parents

Navigating the journey with cancer; how the Cancer Kids Fund supports kids like Jack

Meet Jack and learn how the Cancer Kids Fund helps kids just like him.

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New AAP guidelines advise kids to ride in rear-facing car seats longer

On Aug. 30, 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued updated car seat guidelines.

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Plan now to keep your child’s asthma under control this school year

Follow these tips to help ensure your child feels good, can get out and play and not miss school while managing their asthma symptoms.

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Advocating for children’s health: Family Advocacy Day 2018

Children’s Minnesota recently participated in the Children’s Hospitals Association Family Advocacy Day.

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Genomic testing gives hope to families like Anna

At just six years old, Anna has overcome more than most people ever will. But despite her rare chromosomal abnormality, Anna won't be slowed down.