Read health tips from our experts as well as stories by patients, families and staff about kids’ health and their experiences at Children’s Minnesota.

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Going back to school safely

School will look much different this fall as Minnesota continues to make careful choices to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

How is COVID-19 affecting college students?

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, and her daughter Carly—who is about to start her freshman year at college—joined WCCO to give advice to families who may have a child going to college during COVID-19.

Children’s Minnesota takes extra steps to provide safe care

Children’s Minnesota remains a safe place for kids to get the care they need—from routine well-child check-ups to emergency care to surgeries.

Recognizing cleft and craniofacial awareness month

To celebrate cleft and craniofacial awareness month, we're sharing more about the amazing work our cleft and craniofacial providers do to help our patients and their families.

Are COVID-19 and vaping connected? A pediatric pulmonologist explains.

For those who vape or smoke, the risks for complications if you get COVID-19 might be even greater. Dr. Anne Griffiths, a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Minnesota, explains the possible connection between vaping and COVID-19 complications.

Natalie Lu and Yung Lu at the end of the race.

Love at the finish line: A Team Superstars love story

Natalie Lu, quality and patient safety coach at Children’s Minnesota and Team Superstars charity athlete, began a race last fall like any other. At the end, Natalie was given a life-changing surprise.

COVID-19 and trauma: Mental health struggles among black teens

We talked with Dr. Sarah Jerstad, associate clinical director of psychological services at Children’s Minnesota St. Paul hospital, about the stress teens of color are feeling right now due to COVID-19 and racial injustice, and about how parents can help.

Children’s Minnesota occupational therapist Courtney Cahow talks virtual care

Courtney Cahow, occupational therapist at Children’s Minnesota Maple Grove rehab clinic, tells her positive experience with virtual care and how she will use it to continue to enhance her practice.

Breathing tips and mindfulness while wearing a mask

Masking has become an essential part of our days when we go outside our homes. Julie Christiansen, physical therapy assistant at Children's Minnesota, provides you with some tips to reduce your breathing strain while wearing a mask.

Children’s Minnesota child life specialists recognized by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

Congratulations to Children’s Minnesota child life specialists Jodi Betsinger, Kristine Adams VanKempen and Samantha Schackman for receiving the 2020 Faces of Change Award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center’s (NBPC) 6th Annual Unity Awards in recognition of their collaborative and innovative work in the cancer and blood disorders program.