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Jacob’s journey: how genetic testing helped treat pediatric seizures

Before the age of three, Jacob suffered from multiple seizures, resulting in two hospitalizations and many medications. Needing answers, Jacob's parents turned to genetic testing at Children's Minnesota.

Children’s MN Takes to Capitol Hill: Children’s Hospital Association Speak Now For Kids Advocacy Day

In July, Children’s participated in the Children’s Hospital Association’s Family Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

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

The 21st edition of the list includes more than 800 doctors from across the Twin Cities, and 196 from Children's.

Mighty Margaret perfectly embodies her nickname

Margaret was diagnosed with a serious heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. See how this small but mighty heart warrior is redefining what strong looks like at just 5 months old.

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Race for Children’s at HeartBeat 5000

Race for Children's: HeartBeat 5000 is back and bigger than ever Saturday, June 24, 2017. Walk or run for your favorite Children's programs benefitting the most amazing people on earth.

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Lyme disease and other tick-transmitted diseases

When the weather turns nice, Minnesotans aren’t the only ones who emerge from hiding. Here's what you should know about Lyme disease and other tick-transmitted diseases.

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Mom visits NICU, 20 years after loss of her daughter

CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization that allows people to easily receive updates and offer support and encouragement. Learn about the baby who inspired it and the legacy she left behind.

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Don’t wait to schedule your child’s annual checkup

With the school year ending soon and the whole summer ahead of you, chances are the start of the next school year isn’t on your radar. Avoid the summer rush and schedule your child’s annual checkup now.

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Tips for managing screen time with kids

Dr. Molly Martyn shares tips on how to manage screen time with kids and teenagers.

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Talking to kids about “13 Reasons Why”

Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” has generated enormous attention and brought the topic of suicide to the forefront of popular discourse, providing an opportunity for parents and teens to talk about suicide as they have never before. Dr. Julie Erickson, LP PhD, and clinical psychologist at Children's Minnesota, discusses how parents can talk to their teens today about suicide and share resources for help.