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The first 1,000 days: Brains are built, not born

The first 1,000 days of life have the most pronounced impact on a person’s life-long health and well-being.

5 question friday

Five Question Friday: Brooke Blaschka

Every October, we celebrate National Respiratory Care Week to recognize our respiratory care professionals at Children’s.

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Managing your child’s sleep when the clocks ‘fall’ back in November

If you want to be proactive to minimize the disruption to your child’s sleep pattern, there are a few things to consider.

Children’s ranks among top social media-friendly hospitals

Children’s is seventh on NurseJournal.org's list of the Top 75 Social Media Friendly Children’s Hospitals for 2014.

Children’s to host vaccination documentary screening

"Invisible Threat" is a documentary about the science of vaccination and the misperceptions that lead parents to delay or decline life-saving immunizations.

Wisconsin girl hasn’t slowed 6 years after cancer diagnosis

Vanessa Achterhof, now 15, was diagnosed with type 2 Wilms’ tumor in 2008 and since has had one of her kidneys removed.

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Burnsville boy tops cancer, ready to take on kindergarten

Nolan Luther was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor of the muscles, in June 2013.

Serving up strategy at meal time

Meal times plus kids don’t always mix. We’ve got a few tips to keep the chaos at bay.

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Five Question Friday: Brenda Sitzmann

Five Question Friday: Brenda Sitzmann

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3-year-old aspiring ballerina stays busy despite cancer

Lydia Fisher was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on her second birthday.