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Five things parents should look for when choosing a primary care provider

Many factors go into choosing a primary care provider, and Children's Minnesota is here to help you through the process. Here are five things parents should look for.

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How to keep your child safe from the dangers of button batteries

Kids play with toys every day. But some toys, especially battery-operated toys, can be unsafe. Button batteries are small, coin-shaped batteries found in many toys that can be dangerous if a child swallows one. Find out how to keep your child safe from the dangers of button batteries here.

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What is radon and could it be in my home?

One of the most dangerous things that can happen in a home is when natural gases, like radon, become exposed. January is Radon Action Month and Children’s Minnesota wants to keep you and your family safe from dangerous natural gases like radon.

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Why does my child’s asthma get worse in the winter?

This winter, keep your child healthy and safe from asthma flare-ups by knowing more about what triggers their asthma.

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Pertussis: What is it? How can I prevent my child from getting it?

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a serious disease that can be deadly to infants. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there have been 555 total number of pertussis cases reported as of Dec. 31, 2019.

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Protecting your child from RSV

This year, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been spreading quickly and affecting infants and young children in Minnesota. The trouble is, RSV can oftentimes be confused for the common cold or the flu when in fact, this illness is more serious and can sometimes be deadly. Learn what RSV is, how it spreads and how you can prevent it.

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Preparing for a baby: What experts want you to know

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, has tips for new parents about what to expect before and after birth, as well as what you’ll need for your hospital stay.

2020 Twin Cities Pediatrics Update

September 11, 2020, 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Announcing the Virtual Twin Cities Pediatrics Update!

Tips from the expert: Dr. Gigi Chawla offers advice about managing your baby’s health

In Minnesota Monthly’s newest publication, the Baby Guide, Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, answered the burning questions on parents’ minds about managing their baby’s health.

One family’s journey with medical assistance

A Minnesota family is traveling to Washington, D.C., to advocate for an issue close to their hearts – the importance of funding for medical assistance programs. A few short years ago, the family was in a tough situation, their son was facing a life-threatening condition and skyrocketing medical bills threatened their financial security despite their solid dual-income.