There are health risks for children who are given codeine for coughs or pain.

Kids and codeine cough meds are a bad combination

Come children receive no benefit, while others are at risk for overdose despite taking the recommended amount.

CrossFit branches out into kids' programs

April 8, 2015
Amelia Enfinger, 14, warmed up with a jump rope before a CrossFit class for teens in Loyalhanna, Pa.
Popular workout program has branched out to youths.

Safe Kids car-seat clinics: Minor adjustments can make major differences

April 7, 2015
Sarah McIntosh, of Kansas City, North, buckles Ethan McIntosh, 13 months, into his car seat as they sat in their driveway, May 26, 2011, in Kansas Cit
Safe Kids Anoka County and others offer free inspections to try to ensure children's seats are properly installed.
September 15
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launches a crackdown on e-cigarettes, schools across Minnesota are waging their own battles against the trend

Minnesota schools battle 'epidemic' of teen vaping

FDA cracks down on e-cigarette makers as use among minors surges.
Kids' Health
September 2

Ex-Etiquette: Former in-law still hurts her

Q: I have been divorced for 17 years. His mother was the driving force behind our divorce. She hurt me in so many ways, it's…
July 29

Ex-etiquette: Adult kids can make decision about mom

Q: My wife abandoned me and our three children 15 years ago. They were 8, 7 and 5 when she left. I think she was…
July 26
Kate Bowen with her infant, Georgia, in the intensive care unit at Boston Children’s Hospital on June 16, 2018. Doctors tried to revive the baby’s

Tiny, dying organs restored in novel experiment of mitochondria transplants

The idea was born of serendipity, desperation and the meeting of two researchers at two Harvard teaching hospitals both wrestling with how to fix hearts deprived of oxygen.
July 8
A breast-feeding room at a post-natal care center in Haenam, South Korea, Nov. 11, 2015.

U.S. opposes breast-feeding motion, stuns health officials

Despite decades of research, the U.S. delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended U.N. health organization's deliberations.
June 18
Experts say the first step in recognizing possible mental illness in your children is to know their habits and patterns — to spot when they deviate

How to spot signs of mental illness in your kids

Is it typical teenage behavior, or something more serious?
March 19
Hope Shores Bible Camp

Parents on the art of summer scheduling: 'The stress I feel keeps me up at night'

For many parents, planning their kids' summer break is a mind-boggling affair.
January 22
At top, Herbanae Scott with her 3-month-old son, Odell. She said he liked sleeping in “the cozy and confined space.”

Twin Cities agency gives teen moms boxes for newborns – just like in Finland

A new Twin Cities nonprofit is providing teen moms with starter kits to parenthood, including a cardboard box for their babies to sleep in.
December 4, 2017
Ellis Rothke flew across the grip line at Obstacle Academy, which was started by a mom who competed on “American Ninja Warrior.”

'Playgrounds on steroids': Ninja warrior gym craze sweeps Minnesota

At least six ninja warrior gyms have sprung up in the Twin Cities, inspired by the obstacle-course competition made popular on NBC's television show "American Ninja Warrior." And more are coming.
West Metro
November 29, 2017
Plymouth is among four suburbs limiting tobacco purchases to people at least 21 years old.

Plymouth joins other cities, bumps up minimum tobacco-buying age to 21

Four Twin Cities suburbs have now raised the minimum age.
July 15, 2017
Alison Pence, director of community relations for Allina Health, gave a bicycle to a kid during Saturday’s distribution event in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Somali-American kids get wheels, thanks to bike giveaway

Allina Health donated the bicycles after a social media post about the lack of bikes in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
June 27, 2017
Rooms at Children's Minnesota Hospital are equipped with a variety of amenities to make patients and their families feel more at home, including perso

7 ways Minnesota hospitals are becoming more homelike

Minnesota hospital leaders who recognize that a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere can support a speedy recovery are rethinking the way patient rooms look and feel.
Stage & Arts
April 7, 2016

Gallery: Popping, locking and break dance at Hopkins studio

Boogie B's break-dance studio brings South Bronx street moves to Twin Cities suburbia. Since its opening, House of Dance has grown from nine students to more than 100.
December 18, 2015
10-year-olds Dieudonnee Reponse, right, and Emilia Hulson of the green team practiced the merengue before a ballroom-dance competition in St. Paul las

So you think you can dance like a fifth-grader?

A beginners' ballroom contest for Twin Cities kids was more fun — and more real — than any reality TV show.
December 5, 2015
Dannell Shu tended to son Levi, 5, at home in northeast Minneapolis. “In those precious last moments, I’d like to stop being the lead nurse, docto

St. Louis Park nonprofit wants to give terminally ill kids a hospice home

A St. Louis Park nonprofit is working to create a hospice center where children can go to live while they die.
December 5, 2015

The importance of respite for families

While some families of terminally ill children are able — and prefer — to care for them at home, the task is unrelenting and exhausting.…
October 27, 2015
Trick-or-treaters with allergies can look for the teal pumpkin

Trick-or-treaters with allergies can look for the teal pumpkin

For some kids, what's scary about Halloween has less to do with the tricks and everything to do with the treats.
Kids' Health
September 23, 2015
Children had lunch outside on a deck during the playdate.

Child's play gets complicated with the modern play date

Play dates used to be simple. Not anymore. The adult-supervised get-togethers have become elaborate affairs, and not everyone's happy about it.
Kids' Health
September 22, 2015

12 steps to the perfect play date

The play date itself isn't stifling kids, said Marti Erickson, owner and co-host of the Mom Enough website and podcast and a retired developmental psychologist…
June 24, 2015
Young children and teenagers can learn and practice deep breathing to strengthen their mind/body connection and manage emotions that may seem overwhel

How to breathe: Physician/yoga teacher offers tips on getting it right

Tips for getting the most out of every breath.