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Safe shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission releases an annual safety report, Trouble in Toyland, detailing what parents need to look out for in toys and warning them about which toys might not be safe for children. Here are the highlights.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month: What you should know about seizures

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if someone is having an epileptic seizure because everyone experiences seizures differently. Here's what you need to know about seizures and epilepsy, including what to do if you witness a seizure.

Telebuddy program provides cross-campus support for Children’s diabetes patients

Help is now just one (video) call away for staff at Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis hospital who have questions or need assistance caring for kids with diabetes.

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Managing eating disorders during the holidays

The holidays are a time many people look forward to, filled with food and family gatherings. But for many people, especially those with eating disorders, this time of the year can be challenging. Get tips for supporting children with eating disorders here.

Avoiding picky eating during holiday meals

Many parents wonder how to get their kids, especially toddlers, to eat balanced holiday meals. We’re sharing some tips for parents to avoid a power struggle at the table this Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season.

Holiday events benefiting Children’s Minnesota

Here’s a list of holiday events that will benefit Children’s Minnesota this season.

A nurse who is always giving, also gives back to Children’s

Emily Machones is constantly giving her all at her job, she also gives back to Children’s Minnesota through donations. However, Emily is not alone. Last year, employee donors stepped up in a big way for our patients.

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Preparing for a baby: What experts want you to know

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, has tips for new parents about what to expect before and after birth, as well as what you’ll need for your hospital stay.

Work Here Wednesday: Summer nurse internship program

We are looking for student nurse interns who believe that children always come first. Want to bring the art and science of healing to families while providing exceptional care to kids? Keep reading to learn more about our program.

Music therapy helps patients like Mia stay positive through treatment

A growing amount of evidence suggests that the power of music can have significant benefits to patients and their families in clinical settings. Learn more about the benefits of music therapy here.