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The facts about this year’s flu vaccine

Despite what some vaccination opponents have written and some media have reported, the drifted flu strain doesn't mean the vaccine doesn't work.

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’Tis the season – for injury?

A new study found that, nationally, toy-related injuries are sending another child to the emergency room every three minutes.

Making of “Meet Abbey, future ballerina”

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the commercial featuring Abbey, the future ballerina, and her family.

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Flu vaccination more important than ever

If you haven’t received your or your children’s influenza vaccine, now is the time.

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Five Question Friday: Meet our Interpreter Services team

In honor of Interpreter Services week at Children’s, we have a special edition of Five Question Friday, featuring one question from five different interpreters!

Andrews journey: a life of great purpose and meaning

Andrew Schmidt was the first person in Minnesota to be diagnosed with Pallister-Killian syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes cognitive delays.

Minnesota girl, 7, writes book to help patients

Children's patient Kristina Heinlein, of Detroit Lakes, gives advice to kids facing surgery.

Meet John

John loves to play hockey, and he wants play professionally when he grows up.

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World AIDS Day: Getting to zero

Learn Fatumata's story, the state of HIV and what Children's is doing in the fight against HIV.

Meet Sam

When 3-year-old Sam grows up, he wants to build parks because he loves playing in parks.