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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What parents need to know about ADHD

Dr. Sarah Jerstad, associate clinical director of psychological services at Children’s, explains what parents need to know about ADHD and how best to support your child with ADHD.

New Little Free Library brings the joy of books to patients, families and the community

Children's Minnesota recently received a generous donation of a Little Free Library "house" that has been installed in the Healing Garden on the Children’s Minneapolis campus. The Little Free Library will be filled with a diverse range of books including books written in multiple languages and select titles that will appeal to a range of ages and cultures.

Preparing your child for a spooktacular Halloween

Halloween is a great time for kids to use their imaginations and creativity, but it can be overwhelming. We’re sharing some tips on how to prepare your children to have a safe and spooktacular Halloween.

Five ways to help kids deal with anxiety

Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress from time to time. Here are five strategies that can help both you and your child deal with anxious feelings.

Supporting kids on National Coming Out Day

On National Coming Out Day, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) individuals celebrate coming out, and many may choose to come out for the first time on this day. Celebrate the children in your life who are making brave efforts to be who they are today and every day!

Work Here Wednesday: Respiratory therapy

Children’s Minnesota is looking for respiratory therapists! Apply today to be considered for a variety of respiratory therapist positions at one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems.

Benefits of physical therapy during and after cancer treatment

Learn about the benefits of physical therapy during and after cancer treatment from Lynn Tanner, physical therapist in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Program.

Six myths about the HPV vaccine debunked

Dr. Lisa Irvin explains the importance of the HPV vaccine for cancer prevention and breaks down six commonly held misconceptions.

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Making Halloween fun for all kids

It’s the spookiest time of year: Halloween! We want all treats and no tricks this year, so we’re sharing tips on how you can ensure your house is a happy trick-or-treating spot for all kids.

Flu shots: The who, what, when, where and why parents need to know

Between school, sports and activities, homework, and more, fall is a busy time for families. Although there’s a lot on parents’ minds, influenza vaccinations, or flu shots, should be top of mind this time of year. Patsy Stinchfield, APRN, CNP, senior director of infection prevention, explains what parents need to know about flu shots.