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febrile seizure

What to do if your child has a febrile seizure

A febrile seizure is a convulsion that occurs in a child who is between 6 months and 6 years old and has a body temperature greater than 100.4 degrees.

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Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to childhood obesity

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years, according to the CDC.

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‘Tough’ questions parents may have for child’s doctor

Dr. Gigi Chawla joined WCCO Mid-Morning to share some of the "tough" questions parents may want to ask their child's doctor.

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Tanning turmoil: Why getting ‘bronzed’ is hazardous to teen health

During a tanning-bed session, teens may receive up to 12 times the UV exposure received from being outside in sunlight.

Nurses Week 2016

Thank you, nurses!

In honor of National Nurses Week, we recognize and celebrate each and every one of the remarkable nurses at Children's Minnesota who are committed to keeping kids safe, comfortable and always striving to be their best.

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Healthy eating for children

Healthy eating is an important part of every child’s health. Children need vitamins and nutrients from healthy foods in order for their bodies and minds to grow.

Grady

Despite grim prognosis, Grady’s resilience shines as he continues to beat the odds

Grady was born prematurely and has undergone multiple shunt procedures for hydrocephalus, but he doesn’t let anything slow him down.

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Type 1 diabetes shock to parents’ system

Rebecca Spehar writes about her and husband Dave's experience after their son, Finn, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a 4-year-old.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Meet Aaisha

Why she rocks: “I’m a senior in high school, and have always been interested in the medical field. I decided to volunteer at Children’s for many reasons; mainly to give back to my community and to the people that help others every day. Also, I love cuddling with babies!”

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Tips for choosing a doctor

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares tips for choosing a pediatrician.