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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Winter travel tips

Minnesota is no stranger to cold temperatures, heavy snow and icy roads. If you and your family are traveling this winter, here are some tips to stay safe during your trip.

Tips to keep your kids safe while sledding

In Minnesota, we don’t let the snow or the cold keep us from being active. But outdoor activities that kids love, like sledding, can sometimes be dangerous. We want kids to enjoy the winter wonderland we call home, so we’re sharing some tips for parents to keep their kids safe while sledding.

My child has the flu, now what?

Flu season is in full swing, so we're sharing what parents need to know about influenza and what they should do if their child has flu-like symptoms.

Work Here Wednesday: Join our safety and security team

Nothing is more important than the safety of our patients, their families and our staff. We are proud to have an amazing safety and security team. Interested in joining? Apply today.

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Teaching your kids about giving back

The holidays are a great time of year to teach children about the importance of giving back, which is a value they will have throughout their lives.

Declyn at Children's

Fetal surgery for spina bifida prepares Declyn for an active life

When Declyn was diagnosed with spina bifida before birth, his prognosis was not good. Doctors told his parents that he would likely struggle to walk on his own, may need a shunt to treat hydrocephalus, and could have major problems with bladder and bowel function. Today, Declyn is 16 months old and the happiest baby you’ll ever meet. He’s learning to stand and crawl, and hopefully soon, he will be walking.

Why Children’s Minnesota employees give where they work

Did you know? Children's Minnesota is a non profit that relies on donations of all sizes. Our staff see the difference donations make, which is why many give where they work.

Work Here Wednesday: Speech pathologist

Anna Boyer used remarkable creativity to help a patient find her voice, and we're looking for a speech pathologist to help patients in St. Paul do the same.

Helping families navigate social factors that impact health – Community Connect featured as part of Minnesota Hospital Association campaign

Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) featured Children’s Minnesota’s innovative Community Connect program as part of MHA’s Healthy Communities campaign. The campaign highlights the work of hospitals throughout the state providing solutions and support beyond medical care that improve the health and lives of Minnesotans.

Why is handwashing so important?

Help your child stay protected from illnesses by handwashing. It's by far the best way to keep kids from getting sick and prevent the spread of germs.