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Children’s Minnesota hosts election to show kids the importance of voting

Star Studio, our in-house TV station at our Minneapolis and St. Paul hospitals, hosted an election-themed show where our two mascots – Sparkle and Twinkle – competed to win the 2020 Children’s Minnesota election.

Seven ways Children’s Minnesota’s Spina Bifida Clinic provides remarkable care

The Children's Minnesota multidisciplinary clinic provides remarkable care to patients from across the upper Midwest from infancy through young adulthood.

Pediatrician-approved Halloween celebrations

This year, Halloween is going to look a lot different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But have no fear! We're sharing pediatrician-approved celebrations.

Robyn Gizzi, APRN, CNP, named Minnesota’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Congratulations to Robyn Gizzi, APRN, CNP, for being named Minnesota’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (MN NAPNAP)!

COVID-19 and sports: Which sports are safe for kids to play?

Learn more about the safety and risk of playing sports during COVID-19.

Sarah opens up about pregnancy loss: She offers tips for support

When families experience a pregnancy loss, it is important to lead with empathy. Empathy can be brief and powerful, and it can help the person feel understood and cared for during an often scary, emotionally difficult time. Sarah, who has suffered through three miscarriages, shared some of her reflections on the experience and advice on supporting families.

What parents should know about pronouns

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program, shares what parents should know about pronouns and how we can start talking about pronouns in day-to-day life.

Freya learns to walk again through virtual care

Freya's mom has been surprised at the progress her daughter has made working with her physical therapist over virtual care. The family lives three hours from the Twin Cities and they've found few options nearby that fit Freya’s needs.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Estibaliz

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with Estibaliz Quintero Varela, a resource navigator with Children's Minnesota Community Connect, to learn more about her heritage and celebrate her amazing contributions of our Children's Minnesota community.

What parents need to know the TikTok Benadryl Challenge

Here's what parents should know about the dangerous TikTok Benadryl Challenge, and how they can keep their kids and teens safe.