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.
March 8
St. Cloud school superintendent Willie Jett

Q&A: Lessons learned in pandemic will transform St. Cloud schools

St. Cloud superintendent Willie Jett leads the diverse central Minnesota district.
March 4
This file photo shows the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul in January. The university is adding an Institute for Trauma-Informed Education.

New University of St. Thomas institute will train teachers to identify, respond to student trauma

Student trauma may have worsened during pandemic.
January 9
Children arrived for classes at Forest View Elementary last year.

Summer school could be an option for more Minn. students this year

Some federal aid may go toward offsetting "learning loss"caused by pandemic hurdles.
January 4
Jack Stoltzfus

Adult children still living at home? How families can address 'failure to launch'

Twin Cities psychologist specializes in families with young adults who aren't moving on.
December 19, 2020
Cooper Juliar hugged his mother Lisa as she spoke on the phone with one of Cooper's teachers. 

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E-learning comes with added curve for special ed students

Remote learning presents extraordinary challenges for special education students
December 19, 2020
Jonny LeRoux, with parents Jon and Megan, practiced with a paper screen for her church’s virtual pageant.

Pandemic forces churches to reimagine Christmas services, pageants

Many churches launched online services last spring, never imagining they would have to concoct a new universe of virtual holiday choirs, children's pageants, Advent wreath-lightings and more.
December 18, 2020
Staff at PEASE Academy, a recovery high school in Minneapolis, are finding ways to provide virtual support and services for its students, who are at-r

Anoka-Hennepin schools partner with treatment center to help students

A licensed clinical professional helps the district assess and support students using drugs or alcohol.
December 16, 2020

Santa and Mrs. Claus make a special delivery to Children's Minnesota hospital in St. Paul

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrived at the hospital's main entrance Wednesday morning to drop off gifts for young patients, escorted by members of the St. Paul Police Department. The gifts will be distributed to patients the week of Christmas.
December 14, 2020
An empty classroom at an elementary school in Baltimore after closing during the coronavirus pandemic, April 14, 2020. Across the U.S., some large sch

Minnesota sticks with its school plans as pressure to reopen grows

Rising spread of COVID-19 and staffing shortages have sent more than half of Minnesota's public districts and charter schools into full-timedistance learning. And there's little indication that students could be back to schools anytime soon.
November 27, 2020
Lisa Larson read a book to her students on the first day of in-person class at Piedmont Elementary School on Sept. 21. Lisa Larson read a book to her

Last big school districts in Minnesota shift to distance learning

Because of pandemic-related staffing shortages, most doubt a return to classrooms until at least January.
November 21, 2020
In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020, photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo's official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Ti

Study suggests video games can be good for players' mental health

A study by Oxford University researchers on how playing video games affects mental health used data from video game makers, marking what the authors say is a rare collaboration between academics and the game industry.
November 20, 2020
Students wear mask as they arrive their school for in- person learning at Holmes Middle School in Wheeling, Ill., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Some menta

Fewer Minn. children receiving mental health care during pandemic

More therapy is moving to telehealth visits.
November 16, 2020
Julianna, 3, and Dylan, 5, Lasczak visit with Santa through a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. San

Here comes Santa Claus - with face masks and plexiglass

Santa Claus is coming to the mall — just don't try to sit on his lap.
November 13, 2020
Sophie Gray Spehar disinfected each table in her art classroom at Duluth’s Piedmont Elementary School in September.

Virus pushes more Minnesota schools to distance learning

A few districts have provided tentative dates for when they hope to bring students back. But many school leaders are telling parents they don't know when distance learning might end.
November 8, 2020

Crispr Gene Editing Can Cause Unwanted Changes in Human Embryos, Study Finds

CRISPR technology can wreak havoc on some embryonic cells.
November 1, 2020
Dheyanira Calahorrano, a community health worker who lives in the Mission District and has an 11-year-old son in the system, in San Francisco, Oct. 23

San Francisco is one of nation's virus bright spots but city struggles over closed schools

As a third wave of infections has begun to take off across much of the country, San Francisco has been a bright spot. After experiencing…
October 31, 2020
St. Thomas sophomore Kealy Johnson took Nathan Cross of State College, Pa., and his dad, Michael, on a tour of the St. Paul campus.

No ACTs, virtual visits: Seniors navigate strange college season

No ACTs or on-campus visits for most seniors.
October 16, 2020
Khloe Cox, 11, with parents Lloyd and LaWanda Cox, were heading back to Maryland on Thursday after her two-month recovery from the first known dual li

'Hail Mary' surgery gives girl with rare cancer a second chance at life

After two months in the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the 11-year-old got the OK to return to home in Baltimore.
October 5, 2020
Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year, Qorsho Hassan, said that teachers of color have a favorable impact on students of color — all students, she added

Pandemic adds to challenge of diversifying Twin Cities teaching ranks

A pandemic and the racial reckoning stemming from the death of George Floyd are fueling apprehension and concern among Twin Cities area teachers of color.…
September 29, 2020
A kindergartner at Harvest Best Academy, a charter school in Minneapolis, ate an apple from her protective desk during lunchtime earlier in September.

Minnesota schools grapple with shifts in COVID-19 cases

Despite state guidelines to help school districts decide whether or when to switch to hybrid or full-time remote learning models, the recommendations are nonbinding, leaving it to district administrators to make the final call.
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