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Preliminary research shows concussion recovery time doubles when injury is sustained during school year

Concussions and the treatment after one is sustained have been at the forefront of media coverage in recent years. What once was viewed by some as brag-worthy or a badge of honor now is being taken seriously for its potential immediate and long-term effects.

Children’s at the Capitol: A simple test can save a child’s life

Changes to Minnesota's newborn screening program have serious impacts for families. Help us restore the program so all kids can have a chance at a healthy start.

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Sleep health in children

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Gavin’s story: An update by Nicole Pierson

As we approach Gavin’s 17th surgery, we do so with sadness, hope, determination and caution

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Beef stew from Pamplona

If you’re looking for a cozy and nourishing meal to serve during these chilly winter months, look no further than this beef stew.

Traveling with food allergies

Traveling can be challenging with kids. It can be SUPER challenging when you are managing food allergies with children.

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What are ear tubes, and why do some kids need them?

Each year, more than 500,000 ear tube surgeries are performed on children, making it the most common childhood surgery performed with anesthesia.

Staying safe on the go: winter travel tips

If you and your family have to venture out into the cold over the next few days, here are some great tips, compiled by Children’s Injury Prevention team.

Zeroing in on childhood obesity

The fact that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month means that childhood obesity is well accepted as an epidemic in our country. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota recently released a white paper that examined the issue of childhood obesity. The assessment revealed a startling conclusion from an obesity expert with the World Health Organization that “the die is cast by the age of five,” referring to the prenatal and early childhood determinants of a child’s likelihood of becoming obese.

Patsy Stinchfield Awarded Prestigious Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award

The following was written by Dr. Phil Kibort, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Children's.