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How you can prevent poisonings in your home

While most poisonings can be treated with advice from the poison control center or help from a medical professional, the safest bet is to prevent poisonings from ever happening. Here's what you need to watch out for at home, and what you can do to ensure your child doesn’t eat or drink unsafe chemicals.

Work Here Wednesday: Social work

We are seeking masters-level educated clinicians (MSW) and clinically licensed social workers (LICSW).

Children’s Minnesota awarded $75,000 grant from UCare to support health equity initiatives

Children’s Minnesota was awarded a $75,000 grant from UCare, a Twin Cities-based health plan, to support health equity programs designed to advance intercultural awareness among employees and further cultivate community relationships.

Celebrating Black History Month at Children’s Minnesota

The month of February marks Black History Month, a time to celebrate the tremendous milestones and contributions black Americans have made throughout United States history.

What is a congenital heart defect?

You may have heard of children being born with holes in their hearts or kids born with “half a heart,” but did you know? These are all different types of congenital heart defects.

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How to keep your child safe from the dangers of button batteries

Kids play with toys every day. But some toys, especially battery-operated toys, can be unsafe. Button batteries are small, coin-shaped batteries found in many toys that can be dangerous if a child swallows one. Find out how to keep your child safe from the dangers of button batteries here.

How can I keep my child safe from stairway falls?

Most of kids' time is spent at home, so it’s not surprising that most injuries occur in the home. One common way that kids get hurt is on the stairs.

Work Here Wednesday: Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit RNs

We’re searching for RNs who can balance a family-centered team approach to providing care with their high technical skill set.

Food to Hog program expands to Children’s Minnesota Business Campus

The Food to Hog program at Children’s Minnesota has now expanded to the Children’s Minnesota Business Campus.

Children’s Minnesota neonatal nurse practitioner receives lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to Martha Dugan, APRN, CNP, neonatal nurse practitioner, who received big honors for her work with the tiniest patients.