The latest Children’s Minnesota stories in the news and press releases from across our hospitals and clinics.

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Four things parents should know about the flu shot

Flu season is just around the corner! These are the four things parents need to know about the influenza vaccine to keep their families healthy.

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares how to talk with your child about consent

Dr. Gigi Chawla discussed the importance of talking to children about consent and how to approach the #MeToo movement.

Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Children’s is proud to congratulate the 158 physicians who were recognized as 2018 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine.

Patient dad plans light ceremony to honor kids battling cancer

Annie Waters and Ben Osborn appeared on the WCCO Mid-Morning show to talk about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Sheldon Berkowitz discusses reducing gun violence

Dr. Sheldon Berkowitz presented a variety of ways that physicians and communities can reduce gun violence in a piece he authored for Minnesota Physician.

Comfort Promise is reducing needle pain

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf talks to the Star Tribune about what Children’s Minnesota has done to reduce needle pain in children.

Dr. Susan Sencer discusses Childhood Cancer Awareness month

Dr. Susan Sencer appeared on the WCCO Mid-Morning show to talk about Children’s Shine Bright for Kids campaign and advancements in childhood cancer treatment and diagnosis.

Children’s genomics team diagnoses rare disease in weeks-old patient

The genomics team at Children’s diagnosed a patient with a rare disease: Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy.

Children’s Minnesota improves health of children with on-site attorney

Brianna Boone spoke with the Star Tribune about how her role as the designated attorney at Children’s Minnesota helps patient families.

First Give initiative at Children’s welcomes Native American babies to the world

The First Gift program provides moccasins to American Indian babies at Children’s Minnesota.