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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Infection prevention experts recommend no FluMist nasal spray, only flu shot

Studies showed that for the past three flu seasons FluMist failed to provide the same level of protection as a flu shot.

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Minnesota girl celebrates final round of PPB chemo

Lainee Balsimo has received treatment at Children's for pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer found in 30-50 kids in the U.S. each year.

Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

The 20th edition of the list includes nearly 864 doctors from across the Twin Cities, and 205 from Children's.

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12 tips to help keep kids safe this summer

With warm weather upon us, we compiled a list of basic tips, with help from our injury prevention experts, to keep kids safe all summer.

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Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing

Children's Minnesota assists in the launch of a new campaign, "Talking is Teaching,” which aims to boost brain growth and language skills in kids.

Families find healing in giving back

If you would like to donate to Children's Minnesota, please contact annual giving officer Brady Gervais at [email protected] or 952-992-5512.

Cancer survivor Dario becomes a dad

Dario beat cancer twice, but his greatest accomplishment is building a family

Dario Chavez was unsure he'd ever biologically father a child due to the chemotherapy he received while being treated for cancer.

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Food that gets kids required vitamin D

Molly Martyn, MD, shares how parents can help their kids meet daily vitamin D requirements.

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Find that summer-schedule sweet spot

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares advice for how to make the school-to-summer adjustment easier.

Children’s Dr. Robert Segal receives Homer Venters Outstanding Clinical Teacher award

The award recognizes clinical faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the education of pediatricians.