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

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Geek Squad Agent and teenage patient develop friendship

Geek Squad agent Elliot Nelson and Christian, a 16-year-old Children’s Minnesota patient, developed an unlikely friendship.

Joe Kurland talks differences between flu shot and nasal spray

Joe Kurland discussed the differences between the flu vaccine and nasal spray.

Dr. Robert Tibesar on rare airway obstruction condition

Dr. Robert Tibesar, pediatric otolaryntologist, talked to KSTP about Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome (CHAOS), a rare genetic condition that has left a 3-year-old girl unable to use her vocal chords.

Dr. Mike Richards talks Children’s Minnesota patient’s journey to recovery

Dr. Mike Richards, oncologist, talked to KARE-TV about former Children’s patient Luke’s year-long battle with cancer and return to the football field.

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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.