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Couple will run their first marathon on behalf of Children’s

Emily Mahr and Ryan Olson signed up to run the Twin Cities Marathon and fund-raise on behalf of Children’s.

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5 tips for home and neighborhood safety

While your local barbecue or block party is a great time to reconnect with your neighbors and enjoy a potluck, it’s also a great chance to review home and neighborhood safety tips with your kids.

Hearing aids expand 9-week-old boy’s world

Elijah Cook, of Andover, was diagnosed with severe-profound sensorineural hearing loss shortly after his birth.

Advice for first-time marathoners from Coach Antonio Vega

Because many Team Superstars runners will be lining up for 26.2 miles for the first time, we asked Antonio a few questions.

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Five Question Friday: Meet Kirsten Granberg

In honor of Child Life Week, we want to introduce Kirsten, one of our child life specialists.

A night in the ED with a child life specialist

Patients experienced less anxiety when they left the emergency department when a child life specialist was involved in their care.

Raising kids with the Internet as a co-parent

The main difference between new parents in 2015 compared to years ago is the Internet — offering a mixed bag of benefits and burdens to the ancient art of parenting.

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The importance of play — for kids and adults

Play is important for all age groups, not just those adorable preschoolers. We need to incorporate this in everything we do, for teens, parents and staff.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Child life specialists on taking medicine

Jeri Kayser, Sarah Magnuson and Sam Schackman talk about parents' challenges with kids taking medicine.

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Five Question Friday: Psychologist works to help children, families

Don Brunnquell, LP, has a number of stories and memories from his time at Children’s.