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Meet the Stark Family: William Today

See William's progress today after doctors at the Midwest Fetal Care Center give him a new opportunity to thrive.

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Finding courage and heart: Ben’s story

Ben Barrick was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in utero. His mom shares how their world changed when she found out her son would be born with a congenital heart defect and how she found the strength to get through it.

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Meet the Stark Family: William’s Surgery

Doctors at the Midwest Fetal Care Center diagnosed William with a congenital lung condition that if left untreated, may cause future complications.

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Meet the Stark Family

A routine 20-week ultrasound revealed more than this Minneapolis couple's baby's gender.

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Owen’s heart thrives despite congenital diagnosis

A congenital heart defect diagnosis won't slow Owen down.

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Midwest Fetal Care Center physician explains open fetal surgery

Dr. Lillegard explains more about the new open fetal surgery program and the Midwest Fetal Care Center’s service

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Baby Clara hasn’t let spina bifida slow down her amazing development

A new fetal surgery gives Clara an opportunity to thrive.

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Facts on frostbite

Prolonged exposure to the cold puts our skin at risk for frostbite.

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Newborn screenings help identify potential concerns; Children’s Minnesota experts help families address them

Babies born in Minnesota benefit from having one of the most comprehensive newborn screening programs in the country. These tests check babies for serious, rare disorders that may not be visible at birth.

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New Year’s resolutions for kids

The beginning of a new year provides us all with an opportunity for a fresh start. Dr. Gigi Chawla provides some ideas for New Year's resolutions for kids.