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Tips for using Halloween to foster your child’s development

From developing motor skills to nurturing social skills, there are a number of ways you can use the holiday to help tiny monsters and superheroes grow physically and mentally.

Dr. Gigi Chawla named 2022 Walter Ramsey Award honoree by Children’s Hospital Association

The Walter Ramsey Award honors a professional who has given their life’s work to the service of others, who has partnered with CHA to make a marked impact in pediatric health care, and who embodies the core CHA values of: integration, innovation, impact, and involvement.

Children’s Minnesota Partners in Pediatrics clinics in Maple Grove and Plymouth recognized as Best Pediatric Practices 2022

Children’s Minnesota is honored to announce that its primary care clinics in Plymouth and Maple Grove have each been named the Best Pediatrics Practice in their community!

THC edibles in Minnesota: how parents can prevent accidental poisoning

While the products are intended only for adults, THC edibles often look like typical sweets and snacks that can be tempting to kids. Studies have found that THC poisoning in kids has been on the rise in recent years. The Kid Experts at Children's Minnesota offer steps families can take to keep THC away from kids.

James Burroughs among 2022 Twin Cities Business Notable DEI Executives

James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, has been named a 2022 Notable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Executive by Twin Cities Business.

Tips for families to stay safe on vacation

After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are eager to travel and get out of town for a spring break vacation. The good news is the omicron surge has been fading and more parents and kids are vaccinated – making travel safer. If families plan to travel, what steps can they take to balance staying safe and still having fun, relaxing and recharging?

Dr. Gigi Chawla featured in Metro Doctors, shares her best practices for physicians finding and using their authentic voice

Dr. Gigi Chawla, MD, MHA, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota and medical director of Reach Out and Read Minnesota, was featured in the fall 2021 issue of Metro Doctors titled, “Advocacy beyond the clinic.”

Dr. Gigi Chawla featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors issue

Children’s Minnesota's Vice President, Chief of General Pediatrics, Dr. Gigi Chawla, was featured on the cover of the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine 2021 Top Doctors issue, along with a feature story about her career. This is the second time for Dr. Chawla to receive this honor. In the feature story, Dr. Chawla talks about the changes to pediatrics in her 20 years of practice.

Some Children’s Minnesota clinics re-opening walk-in care

We now have six clinics that offer walk-in care to help your child receive care for injury and illness or to get a COVID-19 test. A visit with a provider is required as part of the COVID-19 testing. Walk-in care is typically available during regular office hours.

COVID-19 testing for kids at Children’s Minnesota

Here’s what you need to know about our COVID-19 tests for kids.