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Dr. David Hirschman

Children’s ER doctor talks Level I trauma center re-verification

The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children’s Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus is the state’s first and only Level I pediatric trauma center in a hospital dedicated solely to kids.

early childhood development

Children’s Pedcast: Developing the infant-toddler brain

Gigi Chawla, MD, and Mike Troy, PhD, talk about how children ages 0-3 can best learn and what parents need and don't need to raise a healthy child.

family camping

19 tips for a better family camping experience

Take advantage of these tips to have a fun and safe trip.

Target Vida Sana

Target helps Children’s Minnesota expand Vida Sana program

A grant from Target Corporation will help expand Vida Sana, a community-based wellness initiative that helps Latino families in Minneapolis improve health and well-being.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Glenn Nylander

Why he rocks: “For most of my adult life I have felt the need to help those less fortunate.  Some of my volunteer work has been one on one, but for 10 years in the 90’s I headed up a large charitable garden project in Burnsville where we grew vegetables to give to food shelves, community centers and homes for the disadvantaged. In an average year we would grow about 4000 lbs of veggies that often was fed by our main crow…about 250 tomato plants.  That project, called Love Grows a Garden, ended when the area around the garden was bought by Fairview Ridges Hospital and is now a parking lot across the street from the main entrance.

Cooper and Mallory Fasching

Siblings show hockey-playing brother what tough means

Cooper and Mallory Fasching were diagnosed with a genetic mitochondrial disorder, which makes them unable to walk and talk. But it hasn't stopped them from having a positive impact on their family, including older brother Hudson, who plays hockey for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.

Violence, racism and hatred – enough is enough

It is our fervent belief that every child deserves to grow up in a safe and secure home and community. We care and are with you.

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The best early childhood teaching aid? You.

The very first thing your baby learns is you.

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Foundation for life: The infant toddler brain

In early childhood, brain development occurs more rapidly than during any other stage of human life.

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How to prevent, treat bug bites, stings

Pesky insects often irritate or interrupt summer fun.