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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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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Is it the flu or a cold?

Influenza, or “the flu,” is often confused with the common cold because symptoms of both illnesses can be similar. Joe Kurland, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist, explains how to spot the difference.

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The dangers of electronic cigarettes for kids and teens

Nearly 1 in 4 teens currently use battery-powered smoking devices. Dr. Angela Goepferd shares more information about these harmful products.

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Exercising in the winter

It’s important for kids to stay active during every season, even when it’s cold outside.

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Teaching your kids about giving back

The holidays are a great time of year to teach children about the importance of giving back, which is a value they will have throughout their lives.

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A family affected by type 1 diabetes doesn’t let the disease stand in their way

Four-year-old twins Lincoln and Leland were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just after their first birthdays. Parents Megan and Jon help them manage the disease all day, every day.

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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.

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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: Clinicopathologic Conference

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

Windows into Children’s

Nov 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Golden Valley

Grand Rounds: Food Insecurity

Oct 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Minneapolis

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Children’s Minnesota hosts Ethics, Law and Futility Symposium

On Friday, Nov. 18, Children’s Minnesota hosted the Ethics, Law and Futility Symposium for nurses, physicians, social workers, lawyers, patient advocates, and others interested in medical futility.

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The dangers of electronic cigarettes for kids and teens

Nearly 1 in 4 teens currently use battery-powered smoking devices. Dr. Angela Goepferd shares more information about these harmful products.

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News for parents from the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

Dr. Gigi Chawla recaps some of the hot topics parents should know coming out of this year's annual American Academy of Pediatrics conference.

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