'Please Get Your Child Vaccinated': Children's Minnesota's Chief Doctor Pleads With Parents As COVID Cases RiseNationally, COVID-19 cases are down 20% in the last 14 days, but in Minnesota cases are up more than 30%. Much of the increase is because of a surge in cases here in children.
What Will Our Kids' Post-Pandemic Immune Systems Be Like?Once we're beyond the pandemic, what happens to our immune systems? Will it affect how often our kids get sick? Dr. Gigi Chawla, head of general pediatrics at Children's Minnesota, answers these Good Questions.
How To Talk To Your Kids About VapingIt's a dangerous trend that's affecting young people. The CDC reports that 16% of lung injuries from vaping are happening to people 18 years old or younger.
Good Question: Why Do Kids Have So Much Energy?As Minnesota children come up on spring break, there will be lot of parents trying to figure out how to keep all their little Energizer bunnies busy.
Helping Kids Transition From The School Year To Summer BreakIt's something kids look forward to: wrapping up the school year and enjoying some summer freedom. But getting out of that scheduled routine can be tough for some kids, and difficult for their parents as well.
Health Expert: Get Your Child Vaccinated Before School StartsNew statewide immunizations take effect in September, and parents are urged to act now before school starts. Dr. Gigi Chawla, a health expert, said Minnesota has already had more than 500 cases of whooping cough reported this year and the 2011 measles outbreak in the state started with an unvaccinated child.