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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.

Car seat safety

A buckle-up checkup

Helpful information about car seats

Red-Vested Rockstar: Christopher Slaughter

Why he rocks: “I started volunteering because I wanted to serve and make people, specifically kids, smile - even if just for a second. I chose Children's because I wanted to give back to the hospital after my daughter had surgery here, before she was 3. In a stressful situation, it helped to have someone there to talk to, even if they just listened.

Dr. Meysam Kebriaei

Children’s Pedcast: Dr. Meysam Kebriaei on epilepsy, hydrocephalus

Dr. Kebriaei joins the podcast to share information about neurosurgery and the diagnoses and treatment of epilepsy and hydrocephalus.

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How to treat, avoid seasonal allergies

Children suffer from seasonal allergies, and early recognition of symptoms and treatment may help alleviate some of their discomfort.

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Twin Cities to celebrate 22q at the Zoo

The Twin Cities' second annual 22q at the Zoo takes place Sunday, May 22, at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.

febrile seizure

What to do if your child has a febrile seizure

A febrile seizure is a convulsion that occurs in a child who is between 6 months and 6 years old and has a body temperature greater than 100.4 degrees.

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Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to childhood obesity

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years, according to the CDC.

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‘Tough’ questions parents may have for child’s doctor

Dr. Gigi Chawla joined WCCO Mid-Morning to share some of the "tough" questions parents may want to ask their child's doctor.