Kids and codeine cough meds are a bad combination

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
CrossFit branches out into kids' programs
Popular workout program has branched out to youths.

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

April 7, 2015
Safe Kids car-seat clinics: Minor adjustments can make major differences
Safe Kids Anoka County and others offer free inspections to try to ensure children's seats are properly installed.
December 4
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

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

Four Twin Cities suburbs have now raised the minimum age.
July 15

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

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

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

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.…
November 4, 2015

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.
October 27, 2015

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

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

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

Tips for getting the most out of every breath.
June 19, 2015

American Indians bring back traditional lacrosse in Osseo tourney Saturday

Braids flying, sticks scooping, American Indian lacrosse players of all ages bring back a tradition that's more than a game.
June 19, 2015

Minnesota is best state for working dads, analysis says

A state-by-state analysis of work-life balance, health, financial well-being and more from personal finance website WalletHub found that Minnesota leads the nation for working dads.
June 8, 2015

Blue algae on western Minnesota lake kills dog; kids warned to stay away

A specific type of algae in a western Minnesota lake is making dogs sick — one of them later died — and conservation officials say that children are particularly at risk of falling ill.
Kids' Health
May 29, 2015

Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.
Kids' Health
May 18, 2015

How Minnesotan are you? Take our mosquito quizzzzz

How much do you really know about our "state bird" – the ever-annoying and potentially dangerous mosquito?
Kids' Health
March 27, 2015

Rep. John Kline moves to loosen new school lunch standards

Kline and the powerful food lobby that donates money to him, say the new rules are onerous and expensive for school districts and there is more food waste when students are required to take foods they would not otherwise choose.
Kids' Health
March 27, 2015

Surgeon re-engineers way to rebuild babies' skulls

A surgeon at Gillette in St. Paul reinvented the way he rebuilds babies' skulls to limit the risk of bleeding and complications.