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National Adoption Day marks new beginnings for Mpls. family

By LIZ SAWYER, Star Tribune November 22, 2014, 06:51 PM

At a teary court hearing, one Mpls. couple welcomed four new family members on National Adoption Day.

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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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Increase in ADHD linked to air pollution

By Ariana Cha, Washington Post November 14, 2014, 09:13 AM

More than 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been given diagnoses of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a rate markedly higher than a decade ago. Might polluted food and air help explain this surge?

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Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods'

By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press November 11, 2014, 08:57 AM

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.

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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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Vaccine spray may not work for swine flu in kids

By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press November 07, 2014, 09:47 AM

The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this year, health officials said Thursday.

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Define safe boundaries for kids and play

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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

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

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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