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 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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Learn more about Children’s news and events, what’s going on at our hospitals and clinics, and our experts in the news. You can also read stories written by our staff, patients and families.

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Talking to kids about “13 Reasons Why”

Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” has generated enormous attention and brought the topic of suicide to the forefront of popular discourse, providing an opportunity for parents and teens to talk about suicide as they have never before. Dr. Julie Erickson, LP PhD, and clinical psychologist at Children's Minnesota, discusses how parents can talk to their teens today about suicide and share resources for help.

Measles: What you need to know

What you need to know about the measles

While no longer common in the U.S., recent measles cases in Minnesota have prompted cause for concern. Measles is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.

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We All Can Play a Part in Building Community, Building Hope

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Children’s Minnesota encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making your community a better place for children and families.

Kyle overcomes unlikely disorder

Kyle was diagnosed with an unlikely eating disorder affecting his ability to thrive, but Children's Minnesota gives him the power overcome his challenges.

Rock the Cradle — a free day of family fun with The Current and Children’s Minnesota

Enjoy a free day of music, dancing, art and fun at Rock the Cradle 2017, sponsored by The Current and Children’s Minnesota.

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Important news for Blue Cross members

Children’s Minnesota is ending its contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus (Blue Cross). A key reason is a drastic and unprecedented cut demanded by Blue Cross in its reimbursement rates for our Medicaid patients. We are in the process of notifying families about what this means for their ability to access services through our hospitals and clinics once our contract ends.

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Medicaid and its impact on our kids

As the health care industry faces a time of unprecedented change, we remain committed to providing exceptional care to all children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.

Clinicians from the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

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.

Calendar of Events

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Toddler Attention Study at Children’s St. Paul Primary Care Clinic

Apr 01, 2017 12:00 AM – Apr 01, 2018 12:00 AM, St. Paul

CCRN – Neonatal Certification Review Seminar

May 23, 2017 8:00 AM – May 24, 2017 4:00 PM, Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: 3rd Annual Quiz Bowl

May 25, 2017, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Minneapolis

News & Press Releases

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Minnesota Parent: what kind of milk is best for our child?

As part of her "Ask the Pediatrician" column in Minnesota Parent magazine, Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics, explained that milk can be divided into two categories - plant-based and animal-based - and underscored why the benefits of cow's milk make it the best option. Read the full article: What kind of milk is best for our child?

Family Circle: Your child has an eating disorder

Dr. Julie Lesser, medical director of the Center for Treatment of Eating Disorders, lead the treatment of a young girl diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.

Children’s Minnesota recognized by Solutions for Patient Safety

Children's Minnesota was selected as the April SPS Hospital of the Month.

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