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The flu shot is the best defense against influenza

The flu, or influenza, is a complex, highly-contagious virus that is nearly impossible to predict. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.

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Amina and Rania Abdi – Anchor Patient Story

Twin sisters were diagnosed with a rare disorder while in the womb, but a live-saving in-utero procedure allowed them both a chance at life.

Child abduction and abuse prevention: teaching your kids how to stay safe

Dr. Mark Hudson shares tips on talking to your child about abduction and abuse, difficult but important topics.

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Q&A: Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium

Dr. Gunter Scharer, medical director of the Children's Minnesota genomic medicine program, tells us more about genomic medicine and explains what parents need to know about the new Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium.

Sara Bultsma and Dr. Yoav Messinger

Pediatric cancer survivor celebrates her health at Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic 5K

Thirteen years after a leukemia diagnosis, Sara Bultsma remains inspired by the care she received at Children's Minnesota.

Dr. Feltis and Midwest Fetal Care Center highlighted by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Dr. Brad Feltis and the Midwest Fetal Care Center are featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for their groundbreaking work in fetal surgery.

Children’s Minnesota does everything possible to prevent and treat pain – Introducing Children’s Comfort Promise

Nobody likes to get shots, but evidence supports that if we follow the four easy steps, children will have less pain with needle procedures.

Miranda Mead

Competitive spirit gets Wayzata runner through meets, cancer treatment

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Mead approached Ewing's sarcoma the same way she does athletics.

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Getting ready for school… 5 years in advance

In early childhood, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development occur at a rate that far exceeds any other stage of human life.

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Alcohol and its impact on the teen brain

The teen brain is more sensitive to the poisoning effects of alcohol on the neural connections for learning, memory and judgment compared to the adult brain.