Stories that change you forever

When you work with the most amazing people on earth, you’re bound to have some interesting stories to tell. Every day amazing things happen here at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. From a single child’s incredible story to a research breakthrough that helps thousands of kids, we have stories that will change the way you see the world.

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Alcohol and its impact on the teen brain

The teen brain is more sensitive to the poisoning effects of alcohol on the neural connections for learning, memory and judgment compared to the adult brain.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Jim Hanggi

Why he rocks: “I volunteer because first and foremost I love kids. As a Type 1 Diabetic, I was initially drawn to volunteer with kids at Camp Needlepoint last summer. Ever since then, I realized I wanted to volunteer more with kids and Children's is a great place to do so. I get so much out of volunteering each week, just being with them and seeing that they're having a good time when I'm around makes it all worthwhile.

Toddlers and Technology

In today's world, it is difficult to escape technology — even for young children. In fact, according to Common Sense Media, 38% of babies under 2 use tablets or smartphones, up from 10% in 2011. Yet, a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics states that children with self-soothing, sleep, emotional regulation, and attention issues are linked to mildly increased media exposure. Read the infographic below to learn more about toddlers and technology, and tips to encourage face-to-face interaction.

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HPV vaccine important to protect children

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of cervical cancer cases has been cut in half.

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What happens when antibiotics are overused

Overprescribing antibiotics has resulted in the development of resistant bacteria, which don't respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past.

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Midwest Fetal Care Center

Midwest Fetal Care Center is the first and largest advanced fetal care program in the Upper Midwest. Providing expanded access to prenatal care.

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Influenza

Get all the facts on influenza from Children's infectious disease experts.

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Concussions

Get all the facts about concussions from the Children's Minnesota experts.

Calendar of Events

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Grand Rounds: How parental alcohol use affects children

Sep 01, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, St. Paul

Grand Rounds: The Human Microbiome

Sep 08, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Minneapolis

MN Sheriff’s Posse Association Wagon Train for Youth

Sep 09, 2016 9:00 AM – Sep 11, 2016 5:00 PM, Le Center

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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.

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