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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Making New Year’s resolutions as a family

The beginning of a New Year provides us with an opportunity for a fresh start and the chance to try new ways we can improve our health and well-being.

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Twins Sam and Ava thrive despite scary start

Sam and Ava were born just a few minutes shy of sharing a birthday with their dad. But their special story began while they were still in the womb.

Fun ways to give back with your kids during the holidays

The holiday season is a perfect time to teach children about the importance of giving back to those in need. Even if you personally don’t have much to give, there are many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Help Protect the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Children’s Minnesota is urging our U.S. senators and representatives to protect children and extend CHIP funding immediately. Children’s health shouldn’t be a partisan issue.

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Help fight antibiotic resistance

Infections are often painful and can get in the way of your child’s well-being and everyday activities. You may be surprised to learn that many common infections do not necessarily require antibiotics.

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Halloween safety tips for kids with sensitivies

Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday for kids and families, but it's important to be alert and aware when trick-or-treating.

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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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Talking to kids about tragedies in the news

Incidents of gun violence and terrorism are hard to understand and process for individuals of all ages, but especially for children. Therefore, it’s critical for parents to talk with their children about these tragedies and help them process what they’re seeing.

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Trina takes a shot at Harold

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 20 years old, Trina turned to Children’s Minnesota to defeat tumor for good.

Teige triumphs through cancer and rare genetic platelet disorder

A cancer diagnosis for any family is hard. But Teige’s diagnosis was further complicated by a rare genetic platelet disorder called Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia.