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EpiPen price increase denounced by Sen. Klobuchar

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda, chief of critical care services, spoke out against the rising cost of EpiPens alongside Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar.

Dr. Cavanaugh discusses the importance of sleep schedules for children

Dr. Keith Cavanaugh, sleep medicine and pulmonology pediatrician, shared tips on transitioning children into healthy sleep schedules for school.

Study finds parents put babies to sleep in unsafe environments

Dr. Keith Cavanaugh, sleep medicine and pulmonology pediatrician, weighs in on a recent study by Penn State University researchers, finding that parents often place infants in unsafe sleep environments.

Dr. Petronio successfully uses laser technology to treat Gavin Pierson’s brain tumor

Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of neuroscience, used advanced laser therapy to treat ten-year-old Gavin Pierson’s brain tumor.

Children’s Minnesota Dedicates New Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. – (August 8, 2016) – Today, Children’s Minnesota celebrated the dedication of its inpatient facility for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at its St. Paul, Minn. campus. Named the Goven Family Eating Disorders and Nutritional Stabilization Unit, it is the first of its kind in the region, offering immediate, round-the-clock access for critically ill children, adolescents and young adults needing medical and nutritional stabilization from complications of an eating disorder – the most life-threatening mental illness. The dedicated medical unit, with access to 26 beds, was made possible with a $1.5 million gift from Greg and Jane Goven and their adult children Tami and Chad, to support the Center’s mission of changing the standard of care for kids and teens with eating disorders.

Children’s Minnesota and University of Minnesota research team awarded Child Health Collaborative Grant Award

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 1, 2016 – Researchers from Children’s Minnesota and the University of Minnesota  are collaborating on a study that explores a new approach for connecting food insecure families with food and nutrition resources, thanks to funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Minnesota, Children’s Minnesota, and the University’s Department of Pediatrics.

Children’s Minnesota opens pediatric simulation center

Healthcare Facilities Management reported on the new simulation center, which provides clinicians and medical students with a dedicated space to practice high-risk procedures.

Kids and teens in car accidents fare better at Level I pediatric trauma centers

The Star Tribune highlighted a Children’s Minnesota study about pediatric car accident victims and Level I trauma centers.

Children’s Minnesota opens new onsite pediatric simulation center

Dedicated space allows clinicians to practice tough medical situations and rare procedures in a realistic environment

Children’s Minnesota Trauma Center Receives Level I Re-verification

Minneapolis, Minn. – (July 21, 2016) –The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children's Minnesota Minneapolis campus received re-verification maintaining its Level I pediatric trauma center status, the highest level offered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. Receiving the Level I re-verification indicates that Children’s Minnesota continues to meet the highest standards of expertise and level of preparation to care for critically ill or injured children, furthering Children’s Minnesota’s commitment to families across the region. Children’s Minnesota first received Level I status in 2013, becoming the first pediatric-only hospital in the state to receive this recognition.