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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Kangaroo care at Children’s helps baby Lauren

Skin-to-skin contact helps babies bond, feel less stressed and heal.

Minnesota House and Senate compromise leads to health care investments

The bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton is one that satisfies most in the health and human services committee.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Joe Scovronski

Meet Joe Scovronski, Children's Minnesota volunteer.

Surgery for ear tubes common for kids

Every year, more than 500,000 kids receive ear tubes, making it the most common childhood surgery performed with anesthesia.

Mental health is a part of overall well-being

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but mental health, like physical health, is part of our overall well-being.

The ‘funnest’ place in the hospital

Children's patient Grace Vokaty loves the Child Life Zone.

The trouble with toe walking

Toe walking can seem cute, at first. But if it persists after a child is about 20 months old, it can be a problem.

More than a medical record

There used to be a way to tell how sick a patient was by the size of their paper chart. Now that records are electronic, it is not that obvious.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Dr. Doug Hyder on headache management

Children's medical director of pediatric neurology talks about the origin, symptoms and treatment of headaches.

Plastics on my mind (and yours, too)

Editor's note: This post originally was published May 18, 2010. Dr. Tim Culbert is the former medical director of Integrative Medicine at Children's Minnesota.