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Minnesota House and Senate compromise leads to health care investments

The bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton is one that satisfies most in the health and human services committee.

Surgery for ear tubes common for kids

Every year, more than 500,000 kids receive ear tubes, making it the most common childhood surgery performed with anesthesia.

Mental health is a part of overall well-being

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but mental health, like physical health, is part of our overall well-being.

The ‘funnest’ place in the hospital

Children's patient Grace Vokaty loves the Child Life Zone.

The trouble with toe walking

Toe walking can seem cute, at first. But if it persists after a child is about 20 months old, it can be a problem.

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.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Dr. Doug Hyder on headache management

Children's medical director of pediatric neurology talks about the origin, symptoms and treatment of headaches.

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.