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.

Children’s Stories

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The flu shot is the best defense against influenza

The flu, or influenza, is a complex, highly-contagious virus that is nearly impossible to predict. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.

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Talking to kids about tragedies in the news

Incidents of gun violence and terrorism are hard to understand and process for individuals of all ages, but especially for children. Therefore, it’s critical for parents to talk with their children about these tragedies and help them process what they’re seeing.

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Trina takes a shot at Harold

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 20 years old, Trina turned to Children’s Minnesota to defeat tumor for good.

Teige triumphs through cancer and rare genetic platelet disorder

A cancer diagnosis for any family is hard. But Teige’s diagnosis was further complicated by a rare genetic platelet disorder called Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia.

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Jacqueline continues to inspire others through cancer journey

Jacqueline Englund was just 16-years-old when she was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma. See how her cancer journey has inspired her to give back to kids today.

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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.

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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.

Calendar of Events

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

April 1, 2017 12 a.m. – April 1, 2018 12 a.m., St. Paul

AYA Look Good, Feel Better Workshop

October 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: Measles Epidemic 2017, Autism & MMR: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

October 19, 2017, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

News & Press Releases

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The importance of the flu vaccine

Patsy Stinchfield joined other health care leaders at a National Foundation for Infectious Diseases press conference on the upcoming flu season.

The facts and myths about the flu shot

Vaccine specialist Joe Kurland joined KARE-TV's Gordon Severson to discuss the flu vaccine.

Advocating for children’s health coverage

Kelly Wolfe, public policy director, spoke with Modern Healthcare about the need for Medicaid funding for children in Minnesota.

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