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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Jessica type 1 diabetes

For teen with type 1 diabetes, it’s about numbers — and a whole lot more

For teens like Jessica with type 1 diabetes it’s about balancing your numbers. By managing her disease, she doesn’t let it limit her independence.

T1D profile: Madison amazing at dance, academics

Madison Bates is a junior at Hudson (Wis.) High School who does an amazing job handling type 1 diabetes. But she’s amazing at a lot of other things, too!

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 question friday

Five Question Friday: Meet Sarah Hromatka

Sarah works at Children’s Minnetonka campus, which offers a wide range of services including surgery, radiology/diagnostic imaging, endocrinology/diabetes, ENT, gynecology, neurosurgery, audiology, and physical, occupational and speech therapies for families in the west metro.

Children’s Minnesota PPB, OTST research has worldwide impact

Both registries seek to understand what causes these rare tumors, how to find them earlier and how to target and cure these tumors more effectively and with fewer long-term side effects.