Read health tips from our experts as well as stories by patients, families and staff about kids’ health and their experiences at Children’s Minnesota.

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Help fight antibiotic resistance

Infections are often painful and can get in the way of your child’s well-being and everyday activities. You may be surprised to learn that many common infections do not necessarily require antibiotics.

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Halloween safety tips for kids with sensitivies

Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday for kids and families, but it's important to be alert and aware when trick-or-treating.

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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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Tips for healthy sleep schedules

Six tips to help your child ease into his or her school-time sleep schedule and maintain healthy sleep habits throughout the year.

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Easing the back to school transition with kids and teenagers

The start of a new school year for kids is finally here. We want all children to feel happy, healthy and prepared for the transition to a new school year.

Camber shines through leukemia diagnosis

Camber was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at two and a half years old. Today, she shows us what bravery really looks like.