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More than a medical record

There used to be a way to tell how sick a patient was by the size of their paper chart. Now that records are electronic, it is not that obvious.

Plastics on my mind (and yours, too)

Editor's note: This post originally was published May 18, 2010. Dr. Tim Culbert is the former medical director of Integrative Medicine at Children's Minnesota. 

Kangaroo Care a tranquil experience for parent, child

One mother shares her experience with Kangaroo Care, a technique where an infant is held skin to skin with mom or dad.

Sam Schumann, pictured with his mother, Stacey, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Coordinated care with heart

Stacey Schumann, whose son, Sam, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, shares how the care team at Children's has helped her family.

Giving meaning to technology

At Children’s McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center, we have the privilege of helping kids and their families learn how to manage their diabetes so they can live happy, healthy lives.

Children’s promotes “brain breaks” for kids in Minnesota schools

GoNoodle offers "brain breaks" as part of class curriculum. Children's Minnesota sponsors it in 336 Twin Cities-area elementary schools.

Allergies in full swing in spring; asthma a year-round concern

Allergies and asthma are the most common chronic diseases among children in the U.S.

5 question friday

Five Question Friday: Meet nurse (and video director) Becky Bogan

Becky has worked on Children's Hematology/Oncology unit in Minneapolis for 14 years.

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Longtime Children’s employee goes extra mile for kids

Valerie Butterfield, an ITS employee, is running the Twin Cities Marathon as a member of Team Superstars.

A peek inside a music therapist’s cart: What do you do with all that stuff?

Some people have a bag of tricks, but our music therapists are lucky to have a whole cart.