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Eleanor talks to Congressman Keith Ellison about the importance of funding programs like the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program, which provides funding to train future pediatricians and specialists like the ones that treated Greta.

Children’s represented at Family Advocacy Day in Washington

Children’s recently participated in the Children’s Hospitals Association Family Advocacy Day.

Making magic happen: The infant-toddler brain

In the early years of a child's life, the brain wiring is on hyper-drive.

Video: Minnesota Senate debate over anti-bullying bill

Today the Minnesota State Senate will consider and vote on the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, a bill that would redefine Minnesota’s current 37-word law on bullying.

Zeroing in on childhood obesity

The fact that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month means that childhood obesity is well accepted as an epidemic in our country. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota recently released a white paper that examined the issue of childhood obesity. The assessment revealed a startling conclusion from an obesity expert with the World Health Organization that “the die is cast by the age of five,” referring to the prenatal and early childhood determinants of a child’s likelihood of becoming obese.