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The flu shot is the best defense against influenza

The flu, or influenza, is a complex, highly-contagious virus that is nearly impossible to predict. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.

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Amina and Rania Abdi – Anchor Patient Story

Twin sisters were diagnosed with a rare disorder while in the womb, but a live-saving in-utero procedure allowed them both a chance at life.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Valerie Beery

Why she rocks: “I had never stepped foot inside a hospital prior to applying to volunteer, but what sparked my interest was when my aunt Jana started to have some health issues. I chose Children’s because I have always loved playing with kids and I’m so glad I did! I am a senior at Edina high school while also attending Normandale Community College full-time through the PSEO program. I aspire to become a Pediatrician here at Children’s hospital. I am also currently in training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant this fall, and I work at Starbucks!”

Child abduction and abuse prevention: teaching your kids how to stay safe

Dr. Mark Hudson shares tips on talking to your child about abduction and abuse, difficult but important topics.

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Q&A: Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium

Dr. Gunter Scharer, medical director of the Children's Minnesota genomic medicine program, tells us more about genomic medicine and explains what parents need to know about the new Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium.

Sara Bultsma and Dr. Yoav Messinger

Pediatric cancer survivor celebrates her health at Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic 5K

Thirteen years after a leukemia diagnosis, Sara Bultsma remains inspired by the care she received at Children's Minnesota.

Dr. Feltis and Midwest Fetal Care Center highlighted by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Dr. Brad Feltis and the Midwest Fetal Care Center are featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for their groundbreaking work in fetal surgery.

Children’s Minnesota does everything possible to prevent and treat pain – Introducing Children’s Comfort Promise

Nobody likes to get shots, but evidence supports that if we follow the four easy steps, children will have less pain with needle procedures.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Arunima Bhattacharya

Why she rocks: “My first true experience as a volunteer was when I traveled to India for a service trip in December 2014. While on that trip, I interacted with under-privileged individuals and was able to see how my actions were creating a positive impact on their lives. From that moment on, I have found so much joy and excitement in merely being able to share my time and my mind with others in order to make their life just a little brighter. So when it comes to volunteering, Children’s was a perfect fit!”

Miranda Mead

Competitive spirit gets Wayzata runner through meets, cancer treatment

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Mead approached Ewing's sarcoma the same way she does athletics.