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Sleds, skis, snowboards and skates: Stay safe with these tips

Minnesota winters bring with them plenty of opportunity for fun in the snow and on the ice, especially when kids are home from school.

5 question friday

Five Question Friday: Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, tells us about how we’re expanding to care for more kids in pain.

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Ensuring kids get enough exercise in every season

While all kids need 60 minutes of exercise each day, the way that looks for your preschooler might be different than your middle-schooler.

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Funds from triathlon to benefit Children’s-attended camp

Funds from the second annual CycleHealth BreakAway Kids Tri will benefit Victory In Progress.

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Meet Madeline

When Madeline grows up, she wants to be a house designer and build a house for her parents.

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Meet Aden

When Aden grows up, he wants to be a doctor because he enjoys school.

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.