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Shape.com: How young can you get breast cancer?

At 8 years old, Chrissy Turner was diagnosed with secretory breast carcinoma at a hospital in Utah. Dr. Joanna Perkins, Children’s Minnesota Cancer and Blood Disorders Program physician, shared insights with Shape.com about breast cancer in young people, noting that this type of cancer is possible at any age but is exceptionally rare in children and adolescents. Read the full story: How young can you get breast cancer?

Patsy Stinchfield answers flu questions on WCCO-TV

Patsy Stinchfield weighed in on WCCO-TV’s Good Question segment to answer questions about flu vaccine and this year’s flu season.

Star Tribune: Helping your kids handle the flu shot

Patsy Stinchfield provided the Star Tribune with information about the flu vaccine and influenza virus.

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Q&A: Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium

Dr. Gunter Scharer, medical director of the Children's Minnesota genomic medicine program, tells us more about genomic medicine and explains what parents need to know about the new Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium.

Children’s Minnesota collaborates with five children’s hospitals to improve pediatric health

Children’s Minnesota and five other children’s hospitals formed the Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium, a collaboration to advance pediatric genomic medicine.

Children’s Minnesota’s third annual Shine Bright Bash raises more than $400,000 to support Cancer Kids Fund

Minneapolis, Minn. – (September 12, 2016) – More than 400 guests filled the Minneapolis Event Center on Saturday, September 10 for Children’s Minnesota’s Shine Bright Bash, raising more than $400,000 for Children’s Cancer Kids Fund.

Dr. Feltis and Midwest Fetal Care Center highlighted by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Dr. Brad Feltis and the Midwest Fetal Care Center are featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for their groundbreaking work in fetal surgery.

KARE-TV: Shine Bright Bash raises funds for cancer and blood disorders program

Dr. Joanna Perkins, hematology-oncology physician at Children’s Minnesota, and cancer survivor Abby Hoyt, sat down with KARE-TV before the 2016 Shine Bright Bash to discuss pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

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.