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“Children’s Pedcast”: Dr. Susan Sencer on pediatric cancer

Children's medical director of hematology and oncology joins the show as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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Share your shining star, raise money for Children’s Minnesota cancer and blood disorders program

For every mention of #shinebrightbash between Sept. 1 and 13, Affinity Plus Credit Union will donate $5, up to $15,000, to our cancer program.

Talking to your kids about Sept. 11

Children who were born after 2001, or were just toddlers at that time, may be frightened by the images in the media.

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“Children’s Pedcast”: Patsy Stinchfield on vaccines, infection prevention

Children's director of Infection Prevention and Control discusses a number of topics pertaining to immunizations.

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Consequences of vitamin K refusal at birth devastating, irreversible

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding cases have increased as a result of parents refusing to have their kids receive vitamin K at birth.

Children’s Minnesota’s Susan Sencer named Top Cancer Doctor by Newsweek

Dr. Sencer has been instrumental in founding the integrative medicine and pain and palliative care programs at Children’s.

Lucas Hobbs, 12, of Eagan, Minn., used his Make-A-Wish to serve food to others with the help of food trucks.

Cancer survivor uses wish to serve food to others

Lucas Hobbs, 12, of Eagan, and four food trucks fed patients, families and staff at Children's – Minneapolis.

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National Night Out promotes neighborhood safety

Communities across the U.S. gather to celebrate National Night Out, an evening dedicated to strengthening communities and promoting safer streets.

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Switchfoot visit patients, perform songs at Children’s – Minneapolis

The San Diego, Calif., rock band hung out in Star Studio and patient rooms.

Passionate runner and Children’s Minnesota employee to go extra mile for kids

When Nathan Branson isn’t repairing and maintaining medical equipment, you’ll likely find him at Lake Harriet, pounding laps with his local running club.