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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Fruit water

Thirsty? Try these better-for-you beverage recipes

Before you reach for lemonade on a hot summer day, or a sports drink after a morning run, consider how much sugar you’re most likely consuming.

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Discussing potentially challenging topics with teens

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses potentially challenging conversations parents can have with their teenage children.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Cory Kopel

Why he rocks: “Our daughter spent 48 hrs in the NICU for precautionary reasons after her birth.  Although our stay in the NICU was short, seeing those families made me think how difficult it must be to be there for a long period.  So that, along with seeing athletes interact with the children over the years in hospitals peaked my interest further to look into volunteering. I coached youth hockey for 5 years up until we had our daughter, so this is a great opportunity to continue interacting with kids.  My wife always says I act like a kid, so it's always been a great fit interacting with kids!”


Ensure every kid has safe, healthy childhood

Children are at risk of a number of forms of maltreatment — physical and verbal abuse, neglect, drug endangerment and exploitation — and about 1 in 10 children is sexually abused before the age of 18.

Team Superstars running fundraising

10 reasons to run Twin Cities Marathon for Children’s Minnesota

Thinking about running a marathon? What about running a marathon for a cause? Here are 10 reasons you should consider running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 9 on behalf of Team Superstars!

Thank you for success of 25th Children’s Star Gala

The not-so-sweet truth about sugar-sweetened beverages

Effective May 2, Children’s Minnesota will eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages in our facilities.

Diabetes facts: Infographic

Get the facts on diabetes, including symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, complications and more. Check out more from our diabetes experts.

Type 1 diabetes podcast with Dr. Laura Gandrud of Children's Minnesota

Children’s Pedcast: Dr. Laura Gandrud discusses type 1 diabetes

Dr. Gandrud of the McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center talks about the similarities and differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes; the Diabetes Care Transformation Project; and the 25th annual Children's Star Gala.

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Safe sleep habits for infants

Follow the sleep ABCs to provide the safest-possible environment for an infant.