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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Healthy childhood development important for all

Healthy development happens in the home and in the community through relationships with families, friends and neighbors.

Beat the flu, get vaccinated

Influenza is a complex, tricky virus that is nearly impossible to predict.

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Five Question Friday: Ellen Wade

The pediatric clinical dietitian for the Minneapolis sixth floor, PICU and Children’s Home Care Pharmacy tells us about her role and why she loves her job.

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Ebola preparedness prompts teamwork, unlikely partnership

Children's staff and members of the American Sewing Guild team up to make Ebola-training hoods.

New mom reflects on her premature birth

Kirsten DesMarais, who was born at 28 weeks in 1988, gave birth to her first child 10 days after her due date.

First-year nonprofit raises more than $62,000 for Children’s pain clinic

CycleHealth raised the money with its first annual BreakAway Kids Tri at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Meet Abbey

Born five weeks early and with myriad medical issues, Abbey has been a patient at Children's since birth.

5 question friday

Five Question Friday: Dr. M. Jennifer Abuzzahab

November is American Diabetes Month, so we caught up with Dr. Abuzzahab to learn more about what families should know about childhood diabetes.

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Garth Brooks visits Child Life Zone in St. Paul

The country music superstar and co-founder of Teammates for Kids visited Children's patients and their families during his 11-day stay in Minnesota.

Meet Elijah

When Elijah grows up, he wants to be a "money man" so he can buy M&M's for everyone, or maybe an astronaut or a doctor because they are awesome.