Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory viral infection that can leave people of all ages feeling miserable. The most common symptoms include: a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired.
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.
At Children’s Minnesota, it is our vision to be every family’s partner in raising healthier children. That means advocating for policies, education and awareness that will create healthier, more secure and happy lives for all kids.
Football fans, inspired by the grit and generosity of NFL punter Thomas Morstead, donated more than $200,000 in less than a week, all for the Child Life program at Children’s Minnesota.
The beginning of a New Year provides us with an opportunity for a fresh start and the chance to try new ways we can improve our health and well-being.
Sam and Ava were born just a few minutes shy of sharing a birthday with their dad. But their special story began while they were still in the womb.
The holiday season is a perfect time to teach children about the importance of giving back to those in need. Even if you personally don’t have much to give, there are many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.
Children’s Minnesota is urging our U.S. senators and representatives to protect children and extend CHIP funding immediately. Children’s health shouldn’t be a partisan issue.
Infections are often painful and can get in the way of your child’s well-being and everyday activities. You may be surprised to learn that many common infections do not necessarily require antibiotics.
Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday for kids and families, but it's important to be alert and aware when trick-or-treating.
The flu, or influenza, is a complex, highly-contagious virus that is nearly impossible to predict. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.