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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Children’s Pedcast: Developing the infant-toddler brain

Gigi Chawla, MD, and Mike Troy, PhD, talk about how children ages 0-3 can best learn and what parents need and don't need to raise a healthy child.

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19 tips for a better family camping experience

Take advantage of these tips to have a fun and safe trip.

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Target helps Children’s Minnesota expand Vida Sana program

A grant from Target Corporation will help expand Vida Sana, a community-based wellness initiative that helps Latino families in Minneapolis improve health and well-being.

Cooper and Mallory Fasching

Siblings show hockey-playing brother what tough means

Cooper and Mallory Fasching were diagnosed with a genetic mitochondrial disorder, which makes them unable to walk and talk. But it hasn't stopped them from having a positive impact on their family, including older brother Hudson, who plays hockey for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.

Violence, racism and hatred – enough is enough

It is our fervent belief that every child deserves to grow up in a safe and secure home and community. We care and are with you.

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The best early childhood teaching aid? You.

The very first thing your baby learns is you.

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Foundation for life: The infant toddler brain

In early childhood, brain development occurs more rapidly than during any other stage of human life.

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How to prevent, treat bug bites, stings

Pesky insects often irritate or interrupt summer fun.

Water safety swimming

13 water safety tips for kids

Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1-14.

Fourth of July fireworks

6 tips for safe fireworks use on Fourth of July

Each year in the U.S., thousands of adults and children are treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries.