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Getting ready for school… 5 years in advance

In early childhood, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development occur at a rate that far exceeds any other stage of human life.

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Alcohol and its impact on the teen brain

The teen brain is more sensitive to the poisoning effects of alcohol on the neural connections for learning, memory and judgment compared to the adult brain.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Jim Hanggi

Why he rocks: “I volunteer because first and foremost I love kids. As a Type 1 Diabetic, I was initially drawn to volunteer with kids at Camp Needlepoint last summer. Ever since then, I realized I wanted to volunteer more with kids and Children's is a great place to do so. I get so much out of volunteering each week, just being with them and seeing that they're having a good time when I'm around makes it all worthwhile.

Toddlers and Technology

In today's world, it is difficult to escape technology — even for young children. In fact, according to Common Sense Media, 38% of babies under 2 use tablets or smartphones, up from 10% in 2011. Yet, a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics states that children with self-soothing, sleep, emotional regulation, and attention issues are linked to mildly increased media exposure. Read the infographic below to learn more about toddlers and technology, and tips to encourage face-to-face interaction.

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HPV vaccine important to protect children

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of cervical cancer cases has been cut in half.

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What happens when antibiotics are overused

Overprescribing antibiotics has resulted in the development of resistant bacteria, which don't respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past.

Gavin beats his brain tumor, Joe Bully

Fox News Health published a story about 10-year-old Gavin Pierson’s journey overcoming a brain tumor with the help of Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of the neuroscience program at Children’s Minnesota, and his team.

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Enjoy a great night out, do some good at Shine Bright Bash

All proceeds from the Parisian-soirée-themed event at the Minneapolis Event Center benefit our cancer and blood disorders program.

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The very first thing your baby learns is you.

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The very first thing your baby learns is you.