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For a boy with a mysterious bug bite, child life specialists made all the difference

When a mysterious bug bite brought Johnny into Children's Minnesota, a team of physicians and child life specialists became a bright spot in his story.

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The state of pediatric health care

Investing in our children is the single best thing we can do to ensure a brighter and more successful future – for them, for our state and for our country.

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New updates to AAP policy on spanking

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guidelines on spanking and other forms of corporal punishment.

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New diagnostic technology makes seizure-ending surgery possible

Since her surgery in May 2018, 10-year-old Nicole has gone from having seizures uncontrolled by medication to being seizure-free.

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New findings from the American Academy of Pediatrics

As the AAP kicks off its annual conference, new findings on pediatric health have been released. We’ve broken a few for you and your family.

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Conversations on Children’s Health with Minnesota’s Gubernatorial Candidates

Minnesota's gubernatorial candidates participated in "Conversations on Children's Health," to discuss their positions on issues related to children's health.

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Tips for a safe Halloween

Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday for kids and families, but it's important to be alert and aware when trick-or-treating. Here are tips to keep your trick-or-treating fun and safe.

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Setting the stage for kids to lead healthy lifestyles

Children's Minnesota is partnering with CycleHealth, which offers a kid-powered wellness platform inspiring kids to create a new cycle of health.

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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.