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How to prevent, treat bug bites, stings

Pesky insects often irritate or interrupt summer fun.

Water safety swimming

13 water safety tips for kids

Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1-14.

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6 tips for safe fireworks use on Fourth of July

Each year in the U.S., thousands of adults and children are treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries.

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6 tips to stay hydrated in hot weather

Staying safe in the sun and avoiding dehydration is important.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids & outdoors: Tips to keep them safe, treat injuries

Dr. Gigi Chawla provides safety tips for preventing and treating injuries.

Kids’ pain underrecognized, undertreated

The New York Times published a story on its health blog about how children's pain often has been mismanaged, particularly in the U.S.

Infection prevention experts recommend no FluMist nasal spray, only flu shot

Studies showed that for the past three flu seasons FluMist failed to provide the same level of protection as a flu shot.

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Minnesota girl celebrates final round of PPB chemo

Lainee Balsimo has received treatment at Children's for pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer found in 30-50 kids in the U.S. each year.

Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

The 20th edition of the list includes nearly 864 doctors from across the Twin Cities, and 205 from Children's.

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12 tips to help keep kids safe this summer

With warm weather upon us, we compiled a list of basic tips, with help from our injury prevention experts, to keep kids safe all summer.