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2016 Team Superstars kickoff at Mill City Running

This year's charity running team kickoff event takes place 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.

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Children’s Pedcast: Influenza and the flu vaccine

Joe Kurland, a vaccine specialist and infection preventionist at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, discusses influenza and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

Kitty in snow helps patient during chemotherapy

Five-year-old Hello Kitty fan Berkley received a surprise outside of her window during treatment for neuroblastoma.

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Parise, Wild skate with Children’s Minnesota patients

Teammates and Joe Mauer joined Zach Parise and 15 former patients for a skating and pizza party at Richfield Ice Arena.

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‘The flu’ may not be the flu

Influenza can come on suddenly, with symptoms often including fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches and fatigue.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Ear-infection prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ear infections in kids.

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Join Children’s Minnesota at preschool fair

We’ll be at the Woodbury Preschool Fair and Expo at Liberty Ridge Elementary School.

Minneapolis girls see marathon as chance to help others

Members of the Team Superstars charity endurance team aren’t the only ones to use the Twin Cities Marathon as a chance to give back to the kids of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. A pair of Minneapolis girls found a blister-free way to make an impact on race day.

Give a $5

For all you did to Give a $5, we give thanks

You gave us high fives, and for that we give you applause. Your donations and support are humbling. Let’s keep up the momentum in 2016 using #givea5.

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5 tips for safe sledding

Sledding is a great way to spend time outdoors and be active in the winter months, so it’s important to highlight the safest ways to enjoy this fun sport.