Kids' Health

Kids' Health Toolbox

Ranking the most dangerous toys for kids

By Allie Shah, Star Tribune December 19, 2014, 09:42 AM

You’d better watch out: Some of the toys that bring joy to children can also send them to the hospital.In...

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Energy drinks jolt young kids and panic parents

By Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg News November 17, 2014, 08:57 AM

Poison control is getting an alarming number of calls about young kids drinking the beverages.

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1 in 8 Minnesota high school students smoke e-cigarettes

By Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune November 11, 2014, 09:00 AM

Despite a historic drop in cigarette use among Minnesota teens since 2011, state health officials expressed concern Monday that many young people are turning to e-cigarette products.

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Health Check

Fewer high school students smoking

By Health Check December 10, 2014, 08:00 AM

Minnesota's first e-cigarette survey finds 12.9 percent used or tried e-cigs during the past month.

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Define safe boundaries for kids and play

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota September 18, 2014, 11:00 AM

By Dex TuttleNot long ago, I watched my toddler daughter, Quinnlyn, as she played with her favorite blocks. She picked one up,...

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Boy, 6, overcomes rare form of lung cancer

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Life was normal for the first seven months of Evan Ginter’s life. Then cancer changed everything.Evan’s primary pediatrician noticed something...

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Getting ready for school... 5 years in advance

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota September 18, 2014, 11:00 AM

By Gigi Chawla, MDAs summer winds down and kids start filling desks and lining hallways at school, it’s a good...

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Plymouth girl faces cancer with grace, determination

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota September 18, 2014, 11:00 AM

At first blush, Justice Jackson comes off as being shy and reserved. With more investigation, you quickly realize that it’s...

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Boy battles brain tumor, congenital heart disease

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

To say the Jones family has had their share of devastation would be an understatement.Dylan Jones was born with tetralogy...

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Cancer survivor, bone marrow recipient aspires to be doctor

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota September 18, 2014, 11:00 AM

Look up the words “tough,” “fighter” and “loved,” and wherever they intersect, there is sure to be a picture of...

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