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Couple will run their first marathon on behalf of Children’s

Emily Mahr and Ryan Olson signed up to run the Twin Cities Marathon and fund-raise on behalf of Children’s.

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5 tips for home and neighborhood safety

While your local barbecue or block party is a great time to reconnect with your neighbors and enjoy a potluck, it’s also a great chance to review home and neighborhood safety tips with your kids.

Hearing aids expand 9-week-old boy’s world

Elijah Cook, of Andover, was diagnosed with severe-profound sensorineural hearing loss shortly after his birth.

Advice for first-time marathoners from Coach Antonio Vega

Because many Team Superstars runners will be lining up for 26.2 miles for the first time, we asked Antonio a few questions.

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Five Question Friday: Meet Kirsten Granberg

In honor of Child Life Week, we want to introduce Kirsten, one of our child life specialists.

A night in the ED with a child life specialist

Patients experienced less anxiety when they left the emergency department when a child life specialist was involved in their care.

Raising kids with the Internet as a co-parent

The main difference between new parents in 2015 compared to years ago is the Internet — offering a mixed bag of benefits and burdens to the ancient art of parenting.

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The importance of play — for kids and adults

Play is important for all age groups, not just those adorable preschoolers. We need to incorporate this in everything we do, for teens, parents and staff.

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Five Question Friday: Psychologist works to help children, families

Don Brunnquell, LP, has a number of stories and memories from his time at Children’s.

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Children’s patient has brain tumor removed, wakes up a new person

Elizabeth Johnson Camozzi writes about the surgery that saved her life.