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Children’s Minnesota takes extra steps to provide safe care

Children’s Minnesota remains a safe place for kids to get the care they need—from routine well-child check-ups to emergency care to surgeries.

Are COVID-19 and vaping connected? A pediatric pulmonologist explains.

For those who vape or smoke, the risks for complications if you get COVID-19 might be even greater. Dr. Anne Griffiths, a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Minnesota, explains the possible connection between vaping and COVID-19 complications.

COVID-19 and trauma: Mental health struggles among black teens

We talked with Dr. Sarah Jerstad, associate clinical director of psychological services at Children’s Minnesota St. Paul hospital, about the stress teens of color are feeling right now due to COVID-19 and racial injustice, and about how parents can help.

Breathing tips and mindfulness while wearing a mask

Masking has become an essential part of our days when we go outside our homes. Julie Christiansen, physical therapy assistant at Children's Minnesota, provides you with some tips to reduce your breathing strain while wearing a mask.

It’s OK to not be OK: Coping strategies for families

To help you and your family deal with negative feelings, Bethaney Kaye, APRN CNP DNP, and Kavita Desai Dakoji, LP, PhD, from Children’s Minnesota pain, palliative and integrative medicine program have shared some coping tips.

Top five questions asked during a well-child visit: Answered

We talked with Carolyn Solberg, pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) at Children’s Minnesota, about the top five questions parents ask their PNPs or primary care provider during a well-child visit.

How to make face masks more comfortable for kids

Laura Sufka, child life specialist at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips to help kids become comfortable with face masks.

Drive-up care available at Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota’s clinics are safe, but we want to provide families with options that work for their lifestyles. This is why we implemented drive-up care.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children associated with COVID-19

Children's Minnesota experts explain what parents need to know about the possible relationship between COVID-19 and Kawasaki-like symptoms.

How to help your kids keep reading during stay-at-home order and distance learning

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics and medical director of Reach out and Read Minnesota, shares tips for reading with kids of any age.