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New Year’s resolutions for families and for kids

New year, new you. Adults aren’t the only ones who can make New Year’s resolutions. There are plenty of ways for kids to make resolutions and families to set goals to achieve together.

Patient family brings bravery to Children’s cardiovascular patients

The Dorsing family donated Bravery Boxes to Children’s Minnesota to honor the life of their son and brother Andrew, who was a cardiovascular patient at Children's.

Addie makes hand-drawn coloring books to raise money for Children’s Minnesota

Addie's hand-drawn coloring book, called “Color for Kids with Cancer,” has raised $22,710 for the Cancer Kids Fund at Children's Minnesota.

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Muslim faith leaders graduate from unique spiritual care program

Twenty-one Muslim faith leaders have successfully completed a year-long program learning about how to serve as interfaith pastoral care providers in our communities. On Sunday, Children’s Minnesota hosted a graduation and celebration for the Muslim Chaplain pre-Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.

Winter travel tips

Minnesota is no stranger to cold temperatures, heavy snow and icy roads. If you and your family are traveling this winter, here are some tips to stay safe during your trip.

Tips to keep your kids safe while sledding

In Minnesota, we don’t let the snow or the cold keep us from being active. But outdoor activities that kids love, like sledding, can sometimes be dangerous. We want kids to enjoy the winter wonderland we call home, so we’re sharing some tips for parents to keep their kids safe while sledding.

My child has the flu, now what?

Flu season is in full swing, so we're sharing what parents need to know about influenza and what they should do if their child has flu-like symptoms.

Work Here Wednesday: Join our safety and security team

Nothing is more important than the safety of our patients, their families and our staff. We are proud to have an amazing safety and security team. Interested in joining? Apply today.

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Teaching your kids about giving back

The holidays are a great time of year to teach children about the importance of giving back, which is a value they will have throughout their lives.

Declyn at Children's

Fetal surgery for spina bifida prepares Declyn for an active life

When Declyn was diagnosed with spina bifida before birth, his prognosis was not good. Doctors told his parents that he would likely struggle to walk on his own, may need a shunt to treat hydrocephalus, and could have major problems with bladder and bowel function. Today, Declyn is 16 months old and the happiest baby you’ll ever meet. He’s learning to stand and crawl, and hopefully soon, he will be walking.