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Work Here Wednesday: Intern Sofia Montano

Parents are getting ready to send their kids back to school. They’re busy filling backpacks with supplies for the first day of school. It’s also important for parents to think about the lunches and snacks they’ll send with their children to help power through the school day.

Healthy and creative back-to-school lunches

Parents are getting ready to send their kids back to school. They’re busy filling backpacks with supplies for the first day of school. It’s also important for parents to think about the lunches and snacks they’ll send with their children to help power through the school day.

Lactation consultants help mothers with breastfeeding challenges

Breastfeeding can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of motherhood. We spoke with Connie Smith, IBCLC, PNP, to learn how an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant can help breastfeeding mothers.

Panel discusses early childhood education and the film No Small Matter.

Children’s Minnesota hosts screening of No Small Matter in partnership with local organizations

As part of efforts to advocate for investment in early childhood development, Children’s Minnesota partnered with local organizations to screen No Small Matter and host a panel discussion on the film's key messages.

New internship program emphasizes equity and inclusion

James Burroughs, chief equity and inclusion officer, saw a need for a comprehensive internship program for diverse candidates. A month after starting at Children's, James launched the new program.

15 must-do’s at the Minnesota State Fair, according to our pediatrician

You may not think to ask a pediatrician to help plan your Minnesota State Fair trip, but Dr. Christine Hills, pediatric cardiologist, is a state fair expert. Check out her top fair recommendations!

Work Here Wednesday: Brandi Salas, Health Unit Coordinator

We spoke with Brandi Salas about her role as a health unit coordinator in our Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program.

Beating Cancer: RaZyia’s healing journey

RaZyia was just 5 years old when she began complaining of leg pain so intense she couldn’t walk on it or even sleep. After a day in the hospital, the doctor shared the devastating news — “We think it’s cancer.”

The healing power of pets

August 26 is National Dog Day! At Children’s Minnesota, we love all pets and we know kids do too. That’s why we have a program called Pets Assisting with Healing (PAWH).

Breast pumping shouldn’t hurt

Breastfeeding and pumping shouldn’t cause pain. We outlined some common causes of breast pain and how to prevent it.