CrossFit branches out into kids' programs

CrossFit branches out into kids' programs

Popular workout program has branched out to youths.

Rep. John Kline moves to loosen new school lunch standards

March 27
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.

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

April 7
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.
Kids' Health
May 18

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

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.
Kids' Health
March 27

Spending more money on kids' athletic future often backfires

Youth sports have become big business. But they also might become a big disappointment for parents expecting to profit from them.
Kids' Health
March 27

Parents, kids learn how to prevent future drownings

Three weeks ago, Samantha Richardson saw her brother drown in a swimming pool at a Plymouth apartment building. On Saturday, the 8-year-old was back at…
Kids' Health
March 27

How well do you know water safety facts? Take this test

Drowning myths are as prevalent as Minnesota lakes. Nationally, drowning is the fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury death, according to the CDC. Are you in the swim when it comes to knowing the facts?
Kids' Health
March 27

How teens deal with a parent's cancer

They’re scared, sad, mad, helpful, not so helpful … and that’s perfectly normalBy MARC SILVER Special to the Star Tribune“When my dad was diagnosed with…
Kids' Health
March 27

Premature labor drugs could be used more widely

Drugs that save babies’ lives are underused, study finds.
Kids' Health
March 27

Knee injuries are more common for girl athletes

Sports-related ACL injuries are rising, with tween girls at particularly high risk.
Kids' Health
March 27

3,000 concussions last year take toll on prep sports in Minnesota

State health officials hoped the figures would motivate school officials, coaches and others involved in high school sports to take concussions seriously and to remove athletes from play whenever they showed signs of these traumatic brain injuries.
Kids' Health
March 27
Cayden McCorkel, 9 waited for instructions during practice for the Woo...

Not yet 10 and risking football concussions

Children are not immune from head injuries, forcing hard choices.
Kids' Health
March 27

Energy drinks jolt young kids and panic parents

Poison control is getting an alarming number of calls about young kids drinking the beverages.
Kids' Health
March 27

1 in 8 Minnesota high school students smoke e-cigarettes

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.
Kids' Health
March 27
The electronic cigarette consists of a battery on the bottom and a bot...

With more teens using e-cigs, heart group calls for regulation

More young people are using them and say it’s a gateway to smoking tobacco.
Kids' Health
March 27

Ranking the most dangerous toys for kids

You’d better watch out: Some of the toys that bring joy to children can also send them to the hospital. In the latest ranking of…
Kids' Health
March 27
cigarette and ashtray

Fewer high school students smoking

Minnesota's first e-cigarette survey finds 12.9 percent used or tried e-cigs during the past month.
Kids' Health
March 27
Peter Smyth smoked a cigarette on the patio of the CC Club in Minneapo...

Explore Minnesota smoking trends

For the first time in the 15-year history of the statewide smoking survey, Minnesota's youngest adults were no longer the most likely to smoke.
Kids' Health
March 27

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
March 27

Health briefs: Mom's voice may boost baby's brain

The sound of a mother’s voice plays a critical role in a baby’s early development, multiple studies have shown. Now, researchers have demonstrated that the…
Kids' Health
March 27

Clinic offers a new way to treat children's pain

A trippy new patient room at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis is capable of producing an orange scent, or piping musical vibrations to a comfy chair, as part of the hospital’s movement away from conventional drugs and toward alternatives to help children in pain.
Kids' Health
March 27

MNsure goes social in its pitch to younger adults

Innovative marketing aims to attract more 18- to 34-year-olds.