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Nothing to sneeze at: Minn.'s pollen season likely to be grueling

By Elizabeth Hustad, Star Tribune April 15, 2014, 03:19 PM

Although this year’s long winter is slowly receding, allergy sufferers may feel its effects well into springtime. Pollen season is...

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Animated characters used as a door into autistic child's world

By BENEDICT CAREY, New York Times April 14, 2014, 09:44 AM

Researchers are out to discover whether some kids can develop skills through characters they love.

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Tanning turmoil: Why getting 'bronzed' is hazardous to your teen's health

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

A guest post by Gigi Chawla, MDEvery spring, many of us weary from a long winter head south to warmer...

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Not on Twitter? How to stay on top of your kids' social media use

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Maggie SonnekIf Jennifer Soucheray had a Twitter handle, it probably would be something clever like @JentheMamaHen or @MrsSouchRocks. But this...

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NEWS ROUNDUP

By March 25, 2014, 11:28 AM

Children who are born prematurely are more likely to have trouble with math.Belfast TelegraphPlaying violent video games may be linked...

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US autism estimate rises to 1 in 68 children

By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press March 28, 2014, 03:20 PM

The government's estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years.

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The importance of play for kids and adults

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

By Jeri KayserWhen people try and remember the name of my profession, child life specialist, they often shorten it to...

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Bill would prohibit minors from tanning in Minnesota

By Cody Nelson and Danielle Dullinger, Special to the Star Tribune March 28, 2014, 08:03 AM

Sponsors and health professionals cite the dangers of tanning, most prominently that of melanoma.

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Gavin's story: An update by Nicole Pierson

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Gavin’s story: An update by Nicole PiersonBy: Nicole PiersonAs we approach Gavin’s 17th surgery, we do so with sadness, hope,...

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What you may not know about eating disorders

By Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

What you may not know about eating disordersYou may think you know a lot about eating disorders — that they’re...

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