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Helping kids with the new N95 masking guidelines from the CDC

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares important tips for parents to keep their kids of all ages safely masked in public.

My child has COVID-19! Now what?

My child has COVID-19! Now what? Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, answers this question and more.

COVID-19 testing: what you need to know

We are here to help clear up the confusion around testing for you! Below we outline the differences between tests, when you should get tested and where you can get tested.

COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids 12+ approved, and more

The CDC approved the FDA's emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow kids ages 12 years and older to get a single booster dose, and more.

Health experts share their insights about COVID-19 and kids in Minnesota Family Physician magazine

In the fall 2020 edition of Minnesota Family Physician magazine, Children’s Minnesota clinicians shared their expertise on the impact COVID-19 has had on kids, covering COVID-19 epidemiology, clinical trends and mental health considerations.

Are COVID-19 and vaping connected? A pediatric pulmonologist explains.

For those who vape or smoke, the risks for complications if you get COVID-19 might be even greater. Dr. Anne Griffiths, a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Minnesota, explains the possible connection between vaping and COVID-19 complications.

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Tips to quit vaping

Quitting vaping isn't easy, that's why Dr. Anne Griffiths, pediatric pulmonologist and vaping expert at Children's Minnesota, is sharing how parents can help their kids quit vaping and e-cigarette usage this year.

Vaping, e-cigs and tampered cartridges

Children’s Minnesota reaches audiences across the country through coverage on the dangers of vaping

Children's Minnesota has garnered extensive national attention on the topic of vaping, and has become the thought leader on the subject.

What parents need to know about e-cigarettes and vaping

Nearly 25 percent of teens use battery-powered smoking devices known as e-cigarettes or vapes. Dr. Gigi Chawla shares more about these devices and how to deter your teen from using them.