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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Tips for managing screen time with kids

Dr. Molly Martyn shares tips on how to manage screen time with kids and teenagers.

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Talking to kids about “13 Reasons Why”

Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” has generated enormous attention and brought the topic of suicide to the forefront of popular discourse, providing an opportunity for parents and teens to talk about suicide as they have never before. Dr. Julie Erickson, LP PhD, and clinical psychologist at Children's Minnesota, discusses how parents can talk to their teens today about suicide and share resources for help.

Measles: What you need to know

What you need to know about the measles

While no longer common in the U.S., recent measles cases in Minnesota have prompted cause for concern. Measles is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.

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We All Can Play a Part in Building Community, Building Hope

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Children’s Minnesota encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making your community a better place for children and families.

Kyle overcomes unlikely disorder

Kyle was diagnosed with an unlikely eating disorder affecting his ability to thrive, but Children's Minnesota gives him the power overcome his challenges.

Rock the Cradle — a free day of family fun with The Current and Children’s Minnesota

Enjoy a free day of music, dancing, art and fun at Rock the Cradle 2017, sponsored by The Current and Children’s Minnesota.

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Signs and symptoms of a concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can disrupt normal brain function. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe and healthy.

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Meet Marc Gorelick, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer

We're thrilled to introduce you to Children's Minnesota's new President and Chief Operating Officer, Marc Gorelick, MD. Meet Marc on this week's Five Question Friday!

Tips for preventing poison

Making your home safe is critical to avoiding poisoning because more than 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home. Here are some basic tips for preventing poisonings.

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Our children’s health depends on a strong pediatric care system

The Brorson family’s world turned upside down when their three-week-old son, Brayden, was diagnosed with cancer. Brayden is now an active five-year–old thanks to the health care coverage he received through Medicaid. Learn more about the important role medical assistance plays in caring for children, and join our advocacy network today.