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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Josh Whitehill NICU micro preemie

Micro preemie weighed less than 1 pound at birth

NICU Then & Now: Jonathon Whitehill weighed 10.9 ounces when he was born in 2009. Today he's a first-grader who loves school and sports.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Children’s Pedcast: Healthy eating and alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages

Dr. Gigi Chawla joins the podcast to share how kids in today's world can eat healthy food, find alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages and ways to play outside.

Ask Dr. Gigi

What to do with kids and vitamins

Knowing what vitamins to give children can be a challenge for parents. Dr. Gigi Chawla shares how many and what kinds kids should receive.

Poison prevention

8 tips to prevent poisoning

In recognition of Poison Prevention Awareness Week, we've gathered tips from our experts.

Child Life

Tips from Child Life for using minimally threatening language

To communicate accurate, complete information that is developmentally appropriate

Ask Dr. Gigi

Advice for age-appropriate conversations about sex

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares how parents can provide their kids with age-appropriate information about sex.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Meet Sasha

Why she rocks: “I'm currently a junior at Eastview High School and started volunteering because I wanted to get exposure to what being a volunteer meant. Children's was a great fit for me because I felt like I was really making a difference in the lives of the kids and families I was interacting with. I love being able to come in every week and meet someone new!”

Preemie twins now happy, healthy toddlers

NICU Then & Now: Wes and Ila Waller spent the first 47 days of their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit on the St. Paul campus of Children's Minnesota.

Children’s Pedcast: Midwest Fetal Care Center opens

Dr. David Lynch-Salamon talks about the Midwest Fetal Care Center's new Minneapolis clinic space at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children's Minnesota.

Leah

Baby Leah’s journey: ‘I knew she was special from the beginning’

Leah underwent multiple surgeries before she was 5 months old so that she could share her big personality and infectious smile with the world.