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Patsy Stinchfield discusses potential for third MMR booster shot

Patsy Stinchfield, director of infection prevention and control, discussed the possibility of adding a third MMR booster shot.

Dr. Marcelo Vargas discusses growing newborn disorder list

Dr. Marcelo Vargas, genomic medicine pediatrician, discussed updates to the newborn screening, which will soon be testing for 60 different conditions with one blood test.

What parents should know about newborn screenings

Dr. Marcelo Vargas and genetic counselor Catherine Long talked about the importance of genomic medicine.

Children’s Minnesota Foundation Announces New Board Members

Children's Minnesota announces new members to its Foundation board, which is dedicated to raising funds to advance pediatric health care.

Children’s Minnesota Appoints Four New Members to Hospital Board of Directors

Children's Minnesota announced appointment of new Hospital board of directors dedicated to improving pediatric health care for families throughout Minnesota and beyond.

Lincoln’s love for hockey helped him through his cancer treatment

Lincoln shared his story with Fox Sports North, discussing how his love of hockey helped him fight his cancer head on.

Dr. Robyn Reed weighs in on heart health for athletes

Dr. Robyn Reed, pathologist, describes what hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is and how the heart can change based on the condition.

Children’s Minnesota experts share their thoughts on difficult end-of-life discussions

Dr. Kris Catrine, a Pain and Palliative Care Consultant, and Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine discussed end-of-life care for children.

Midwest Fetal Care Center launches open fetal surgery program

On Jan. 17, Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health announced that the Midwest Fetal Care Center added open fetal surgery to its pioneering fetal care program, becoming one of less than a dozen centers in the country with these capabilities.

Couple in a ultrasound appointment

Midwest Fetal Care Center physician explains open fetal surgery

Dr. Lillegard explains more about the new open fetal surgery program and the Midwest Fetal Care Center’s service