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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Toddlers and Technology

In today's world, it is difficult to escape technology — even for young children. In fact, according to Common Sense Media, 38% of babies under 2 use tablets or smartphones, up from 10% in 2011. Yet, a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics states that children with self-soothing, sleep, emotional regulation, and attention issues are linked to mildly increased media exposure. Read the infographic below to learn more about toddlers and technology, and tips to encourage face-to-face interaction.

HPV vaccine

HPV vaccine important to protect children

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of cervical cancer cases has been cut in half.

antibiotics

What happens when antibiotics are overused

Overprescribing antibiotics has resulted in the development of resistant bacteria, which don't respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past.

Gavin beats his brain tumor, Joe Bully

Fox News Health published a story about 10-year-old Gavin Pierson’s journey overcoming a brain tumor with the help of Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of the neuroscience program at Children’s Minnesota, and his team.

Shine Bright Bash

Enjoy a great night out, do some good at Shine Bright Bash

All proceeds from the Parisian-soirée-themed event at the Minneapolis Event Center benefit our cancer and blood disorders program.

Amazing around the world

The very first thing your baby learns is you.

The best tool to learn, grow and dream

The very first thing your baby learns is you.

Camp Oz

Children’s Minnesota staff make difference at teen epilepsy camp

Camp Oz is a camp designed for youth and teens with epilepsy and operated by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.

The importance of child learning through play ages 0-2

The importance of face-to-face fun

The very first thing your baby learns is you.

family

Children’s Pedcast: Family-based treatment of eating disorders

Drs. Ivan Eisler, Daniel Le Grange and Julie Lesser discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.