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Dr. Abby Meyer weighs in on fireworks safety

Dr. Abbey Meyer weighed in on fireworks safety for children.

Dr. Robyn Reed advocates for children relying on Medicaid

Children's Minnesota physician Dr. Robyn Reed penned a letter to the Wall Street Journal highlighting the importance of Medicaid for children.

How hospitals are becoming more like home

A relaxed and comfortable hospital atmosphere can support a speedy recovery, so many local hospitals are rethinking the way patient rooms look and feel, including Children's Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota ranked top pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Children’s has once again been honored by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital, with the pulmonology program ranking 34th. Additionally, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Children’s was ranked 31st in nephrology in the nation for 2017-2018.

Race for Children’s: Heartbeat 5000 kicks off

On Saturday, June 24, the Race for Children’s: Heartbeat 5000 event is taking place in Minneapolis and Annie Waters from the Children’s Minnesota Foundation sat down at WCCO-TV to talk about the upcoming race.

Dr. Gandrud discusses diabetes

Dr. Laura Gandrud discusses the wide variety of Type 1 Diabetes symptoms and how parents can be on the loop out for signs.

Minnesota Hospital Association gives Children’s Minnesota Patient Safety Improvement Award

Children's Minnesota was given the Patient Safety Improvement Award by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for the Comfort Promise campaign.

Children’s Hospitals Today: Building community connections

Anna Youngerman, senior director of advocacy and health policy, spoke about how Children's is working to enhance community relationships.

How much caffeine is too much? Emily Chapman weighs in

Emily Chapman, vice chief medical officer, shared insights on healthy caffeine intake for children and teens.

Minnesota Parent: what kind of milk is best for our child?

As part of her "Ask the Pediatrician" column in Minnesota Parent magazine, Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics, explained that milk can be divided into two categories - plant-based and animal-based - and underscored why the benefits of cow's milk make it the best option. Read the full article: What kind of milk is best for our child?