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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
Popular workout program has branched out to youths.
Safe Kids car-seat clinics: Minor adjustments can make major differences
April 7, 2015
Safe Kids Anoka County and others offer free inspections to try to ensure children's seats are properly installed.
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.
How to spot signs of mental illness in your kids
Is it typical teenage behavior, or something more serious?
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.
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
'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.
November 29, 2017
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
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
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.…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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