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Midwest Fetal Care Center physician explains open fetal surgery

Dr. Lillegard explains more about the new open fetal surgery program and the Midwest Fetal Care Center’s service

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Baby Clara hasn’t let spina bifida slow down her amazing development

A new fetal surgery gives Clara an opportunity to thrive.

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Facts on frostbite

Prolonged exposure to the cold puts our skin at risk for frostbite.

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Newborn screenings help identify potential concerns; Children’s Minnesota experts help families address them

Babies born in Minnesota benefit from having one of the most comprehensive newborn screening programs in the country. These tests check babies for serious, rare disorders that may not be visible at birth.

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New Year’s resolutions for kids

The beginning of a new year provides us all with an opportunity for a fresh start. Dr. Gigi Chawla provides some ideas for New Year's resolutions for kids.

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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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Winter Travel Tips

If you and your family are traveling this winter, here are some tips to stay safe during your trip.

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Is it the flu or a cold?

Influenza, or “the flu,” is often confused with the common cold because symptoms of both illnesses can be similar. Joe Kurland, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist, explains how to spot the difference.

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The dangers of electronic cigarettes for kids and teens

Nearly 1 in 4 teens currently use battery-powered smoking devices. Dr. Angela Goepferd shares more information about these harmful products.

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Exercising in the winter

It’s important for kids to stay active during every season, even when it’s cold outside.