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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Water safety swimming

13 water safety tips for kids

Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1-14.

Fourth of July fireworks

6 tips for safe fireworks use on Fourth of July

Each year in the U.S., thousands of adults and children are treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries.

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6 tips to stay hydrated in hot weather

Staying safe in the sun and avoiding dehydration is important.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids & outdoors: Tips to keep them safe, treat injuries

Dr. Gigi Chawla provides safety tips for preventing and treating injuries.

Kids’ pain underrecognized, undertreated

The New York Times published a story on its health blog about how children's pain often has been mismanaged, particularly in the U.S.

Infection prevention experts recommend no FluMist nasal spray, only flu shot

Studies showed that for the past three flu seasons FluMist failed to provide the same level of protection as a flu shot.

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Minnesota girl celebrates final round of PPB chemo

Lainee Balsimo has received treatment at Children's for pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer found in 30-50 kids in the U.S. each year.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Reyna Hutchison

Why she rocks: “I'm a student at the University of Minnesota, and hoping to eventually get into a physical therapy program. I have always loved working with kids so volunteering here at Children's was a perfect combination of two of my passions!”

Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

The 20th edition of the list includes nearly 864 doctors from across the Twin Cities, and 205 from Children's.

2016 Volunteer Services Scholarship Winners