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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Ask Dr. Gigi

Study gives reason for babies’ common first words

In a story by The Bump, Dr. Gigi Chawla shares her recommendation for exposing babies to a wide range of vocabulary and conversational dialogue from birth.

Ciceron: Not your average agency

Children’s Minnesota leverages the digital expertise at Ciceron to make an even bigger impact for kids.

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6 ways to protect kids’ skin from the sun

Much of our lifetime sun exposure happens in the first 18 years of our lives, and protecting the skin of infants and children will reduce their skin-cancer risk as they grow older.

It’s a privilege, caring for the most amazing people on earth.

At Children’s Minnesota, we see amazing every day. In the fighting spirit of a 25-week-old preemie. In the resilient five-year-old learning to walk again. And in the sense of pure optimism we see in every child.

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Introducing your child to peanuts

Dr. Abby Meyer gives tips for how to safely expose kids to peanuts at an early age.

Rachel’s life with Aicardi syndrome

Aicardi syndrome causes developmental delay, intellectual disability and frequent epileptic seizures.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids and over-the-counter medication

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares advice on using over-the-counter medication for kids.

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How to treat, avoid seasonal allergies

Children suffer from seasonal allergies, and early recognition of symptoms and treatment may help alleviate some of their discomfort.

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Twin Cities to celebrate 22q at the Zoo

The Twin Cities' second annual 22q at the Zoo takes place Sunday, May 22, at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.

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What to do if your child has a febrile seizure

A febrile seizure is a convulsion that occurs in a child who is between 6 months and 6 years old and has a body temperature greater than 100.4 degrees.