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.

Filter by:

primary care health tips

Quick everyday health tips to remember

Children's Minnesota is your primary source for wellness and preventive care for children and young adults.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Health tips for spring break travel

Dr. Gigi Chawla joins "WCCO Mid-Morning" to provide tips for families who plan to travel with their children for spring break.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Meet Julia

Why she rocks: "My love of helping children is what got me into volunteering. I am a freshman at the University of Minnesota, and I am interested in going into medicine, so why not combine two things I am interested in! Throughout my time at Children’s, my passion for healthcare has only grown. Volunteering isn’t something I have to do, it is something I love to do."

Help find patient’s lost stuffed cow

Hammy has been with Hannah Kiresuk through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days of hospital stays.

Rock the Cradle

Rock the Cradle — a free day of family fun

As winter slowly makes an exit, get your family out of the house and enjoy a day of music, dancing, art and fun.

Heart surgeries save life of little Roland

Kara and Ryan Jaehnert learned before their son's birth that he had a congenital heart defect.


Measles and how to protect against it

Measles is caused by a virus. Sometimes people say “it’s just a virus,” which ignores the fact that some of the most dangerous germs we know are viruses, measles included.

Children’s Volunteer Services Welcomes Coordinator, Michelle!

What excites you most about working at Children’s? “I was a volunteer here for two years and also held an internship in the volunteer services office last summer. Children's seems like home to me and I am so excited to be able to spend a lot of my time here!”

Children's HeartLink

Children’s Minnesota helps transform pediatric heart care in India

A new partnership between the pediatric cardiac teams at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Kolkata aims to shorten that distance and reduce some of the disparities.

Children’s Pedcast: Constraint-induced movement therapy

Physical therapists Kathy Grinde and Jayne Myhre of rehabilitation services join the show from the rehabilitation clinic in Maple Grove to discuss the benefits of constraint-induced movement therapy.