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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PSA urges water, pool safety

Abbey's Hope, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit, released a powerful public service announcement about pool and water safety.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Study gives reason for babies’ common first words

In a story by The Bump, Dr. Gigi Chawla shares her recommendation for exposing babies to a wide range of vocabulary and conversational dialogue from birth.

Ciceron: Not your average agency

Children’s Minnesota leverages the digital expertise at Ciceron to make an even bigger impact for kids.


6 ways to protect kids’ skin from the sun

Much of our lifetime sun exposure happens in the first 18 years of our lives, and protecting the skin of infants and children will reduce their skin-cancer risk as they grow older.

It’s a privilege, caring for the most amazing people on earth.

At Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we see amazing every day. In the fighting spirit of a 25-week-old preemie. In the resilient five-year-old learning to walk again. And in the sense of pure optimism we see in every child.

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Introducing your child to peanuts

Dr. Abby Meyer gives tips for how to safely expose kids to peanuts at an early age.

Rachel’s life with Aicardi syndrome

Aicardi syndrome causes developmental delay, intellectual disability and frequent epileptic seizures.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Shelly Gill Murray

Why she rocks: “My name is Shelly Gill Murray and I have been a Surgery Family Waiting Room volunteer for two years.  After sitting in the family waiting room myself a few times, I felt a pull to help others through the process and applied to volunteer.”

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids and over-the-counter medication

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares advice on using over-the-counter medication for kids.

Family finds answers, treatment for daughter’s infantile spasms

Two-year-old Madelyn has been treated at Children's Minnesota and Minnesota Epilepsy Group for the specific type of epileptic seizure.