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Making Halloween fun for all kids

It’s the spookiest time of year: Halloween! We want all treats and no tricks this year, so we’re sharing tips on how you can ensure your house is a happy trick-or-treating spot for all kids.

Flu shots: The who, what, when, where and why parents need to know

Between school, sports and activities, homework, and more, fall is a busy time for families. Although there’s a lot on parents’ minds, influenza vaccinations, or flu shots, should be top of mind this time of year. Patsy Stinchfield, APRN, CNP, senior director of infection prevention, explains what parents need to know about flu shots.

Secure your entry into Grandma’s Marathon or half marathon with Children’s Minnesota

Secure your entry into Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon early by joining Team Superstars! Registration opens Oct. 1, 2019.

Work Here Wednesday: Medical Assistant

We’re looking for amazing candidates to fill Medical Assistant positions at a variety of Children's locations, including our Partners in Pediatrics clinic in Maple Grove.

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Give to Kids Day: Kendall’s cancer journey

One way to support kids like Kendall is to make a gift on September 26 to support the Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s and help us reach our goal of 100 donors in 24 hours.

Family Advisory Council seeking applicants

Children's Minnesota is accepting applications for the Family Advisory Council (FAC). We spoke with current FAC members Becky, Willette and Wendy to learn more about why they are part of this group.

Children’s Hospitals Golf Benefit winners set to compete at the Audi Quattro Cup World Finals

Gregg and Beth Cummings participated in the 28th annual Children’s Hospitals Golf Benefit as a fun way to give back to an organization they love, but golf isn’t the only connection the couple has to Children’s.

Work Here Wednesday: Minnetonka Surgery Center team

On September 24, Children’s Minnetonka Surgery Center is celebrating 25 remarkable years of service. To commemorate this milestone, we’re highlighting three employees who have worked at this location since it opened in 1994.

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Children’s Minnesota helps Iraa Shine Bright while battling cancer

Two-year-old Iraa is described by her father, Dr. Pankaj Nagaraj, as an outgoing, bright and fun-loving girl. But it’s hard for kids like Iraa to Shine Bright in the face of cancer or other serious illnesses.

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Minnesota Twins players bring smiles to patients during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Minnesota Twins players and Twins mascot, T.C. Bear, visited patients at Children's Minnesota on Wednesday, September 11, in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month and their partnership with Children’s during our Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign.