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Children taking antibiotics may be at risk for allergies and resistance

Recent studies suggest that children who receive too many antibiotics at a young age may develop allergies or a resistance to the medication in the future. Dr. Sheldon Berkowitz provided his input on antibiotic use.

Huffington Post: More parents are refusing vaccines for their kids

Huffington Post published an article about a new study that found more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children.

New study confirms helmets offer protection for skiers and snowboarders

A new study on snow sports and helmet use highlights the increasing risks and dangers involved with activities like skiing and snowboarding. Dr. Kelly Bergmann weighed in on the study's findings.

Mother and child skin-on-skin time provides many benefits

Hannah Kull, nurse practitioner, spoke to the importance of skin-to-skin contact between a mother and child immediately after birth.

EpiPen price increase denounced by Sen. Klobuchar

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda, chief of critical care services, spoke out against the rising cost of EpiPens alongside Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar.

Dr. Cavanaugh discusses the importance of sleep schedules for children

Dr. Keith Cavanaugh, sleep medicine and pulmonology pediatrician, shared tips on transitioning children into healthy sleep schedules for school.

Study finds parents put babies to sleep in unsafe environments

Dr. Keith Cavanaugh, sleep medicine and pulmonology pediatrician, weighs in on a recent study by Penn State University researchers, finding that parents often place infants in unsafe sleep environments.

Dr. Petronio successfully uses laser technology to treat Gavin Pierson’s brain tumor

Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of neuroscience, used advanced laser therapy to treat ten-year-old Gavin Pierson’s brain tumor.

Children’s Minnesota Dedicates New Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. – (August 8, 2016) – Today, Children’s Minnesota celebrated the dedication of its inpatient facility for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at its St. Paul, Minn. campus. Named the Goven Family Eating Disorders and Nutritional Stabilization Unit, it is the first of its kind in the region, offering immediate, round-the-clock access for critically ill children, adolescents and young adults needing medical and nutritional stabilization from complications of an eating disorder – the most life-threatening mental illness. The dedicated medical unit, with access to 26 beds, was made possible with a $1.5 million gift from Greg and Jane Goven and their adult children Tami and Chad, to support the Center’s mission of changing the standard of care for kids and teens with eating disorders.

Children’s Minnesota and University of Minnesota research team awarded Child Health Collaborative Grant Award

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 1, 2016 – Researchers from Children’s Minnesota and the University of Minnesota  are collaborating on a study that explores a new approach for connecting food insecure families with food and nutrition resources, thanks to funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Minnesota, Children’s Minnesota, and the University’s Department of Pediatrics.