The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement. The figures show more than 30,000 children have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.
Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.
Three dads share what fatherhood means to them.
Every year Twin Cities doctors see the same kind of injuries. “The most common thing that we see are falls,” Dr. Andrew Zinkel, emergency room physician at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. said.
If you start out smart and make your child your design partner, you can trade in today’s ducky decals for tomorrow’s funky graphics with ease and panache.
The University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is truly unique in how it delivers care to kids, including building private, customized rooms that help kids heal by using research, input from families and smart room technology.
A new study shows the number of children injured by baby gates has nearly quadrupled in the past 20 years.
A new survey from Public Opinion Strategies of Washington, D.C. reveals that 14 percent of parents say they’ve left their children alone in a car. For parents of children under three years old, that percentage jumps to 23 percent. The study also found fathers are three times more likely (23 percent) than mothers (8 percent) to leave kids in cars.
It’s a skill that can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and city leaders are pushing for a new project – Minneapolis Swims – to help children learn to swim.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s not just our kids getting too much screen time these days. Parents are also guilty of spending too much time on their electronic devices. Researchers at the Boston Medical Center observed […]
A new study shows some ER doctors are still prescribing codeine to children, even though there are guidelines that say it could be dangerous. A new study published in the journal “Pediatrics” shows codeine – an opiate prescribed for cough or pain — can help some children, but about a third get no relief.
April is the month to take extra time to honor the families of our military service members — specifically, their children. Tuesday is National Purple Up Day, a still-growing celebration that has only been around for four years now.
There will be no felony charges filed against the driver of the car that plunged into a retention pond in St. Louis Park last fall, killing two young children, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.
Safety experts released information that shows child car seats often putting children in danger rather than keeping them safe. Experts said the majority of car seats aren’t put in properly or parents are making other mistakes that are putting their children in danger.
An 18-year-old New Jersey girl made headlines earlier this week when she sued her parents for not paying her college tuition.
Rachel Canning says she was kicked out of her home by her parents, but her mom and dad say their daughter left because she didn’t want to follow the rules. On Tuesday afternoon, a judge ruled in favor of the parents. Another hearing will be held in April to decide whether Canning left home on her own. So, when it comes to the law, what do we owe our children?
The cause of the north Minneapolis duplex fire that claimed the lives of five children last Friday is being classified as “undetermined,” according to the Minneapolis Arson Unit.
State officials say infant deaths in child care settings dropped significantly in 2013. The Minnesota Department of Human Services says three babies died in licensed day care last year, the lowest number in 11 years.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States. Now the American Dental Association has new recommendations to try to keep kids cavity free as long as possible.
The news story provoked national outrage as school children in Utah had their lunches tossed in the garbage because they didn’t have enough money to pay for them. But it turns out something similar is happening in Minnesota, as well.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it’s not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that’s a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Health advocates are speaking out after a Twin Cities suburb voted down a permit to open a mental health facility for teenagers. “Lifespan,” which treats clients for ADHD, schizophrenia and autism disorders, wants to open a facility in a vacant property along Pennsylvania Avenue in Golden Valley, but council members voted down a permit this week after neighbors voiced safety concerns. Mayor Shep Harris apologized Saturday for the hurtful comments made during the council meeting.