Allina Health Collects 10,000 Shoes For Kids In NeedSome local kids are going to start the spring running. It's all thanks to the people at Allina Health, who have collected 10,000 shoes for kids in need.
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Health Watch: The Dangers Of Prescribing Codeine To KidsA 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.
League Introduces Team Sports To Kids With AutismIn a packed gym on a Saturday morning, the atmosphere is downright raucous. With every basket, the crowd goes wild. Every basket. Even the opponent's.
ADA's New Recommendations To Keep Kids Cavity FreeTooth 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.
CDC: 75% Of US Kids Consume Caffeine DailyA 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.
St. Louis Park Gymnastics Ctr. Evacuated After CO LeakA St. Louis Park gymnastics center has been evacuated after a CO2 leak Monday morning, according to a city representative. Now, four children are being monitored on site for possible hospitalization as a precaution.
Minn. Dentists To Offer Free Dental Care For KidsAppointments are now open for needy children in Minnesota to receive free dental care next month. The Minnesota Dental Association will hold its annual "Give Kids a Smile" charitable event Feb. 7-8.
Kids On Extended Winter Break Find Creative Ways To Keep BusyWith no school again Monday and Tuesday in Minnesota, winter break just got a little longer. That little bit of panic set in for working parents: What to do with your kids?
Good Question: What Are Minnesota Car Seat Laws?The rules for car and booster seats can be confusing for any parent. Car seat laws vary by state. So what are the car seat laws and how do you know when your child should switch from a car seat to a seatbelt? Good Question.
What To Do If Your Vehicle Goes Into A PondWhen hearing about the story of the woman and five kids that veered off into a pond in St. Louis Park, it's natural to wonder, "what would I do in that situation?"
Halloween Display Scares Up Costumes For KidsRyan Ridgley makes no secret of his love of Halloween. "I’d say this year the favorite is the guillotine," Ridgley said. In his Richfield yard, the scary and supernatural come to life. His layout is planned months in advance, and he makes most of the eerie items by hand. His Halloween perfection takes time and money. "I can't say the exact amount because my girlfriend will get upset,” he said. “There was a comma in it a long time ago." But for Ridgley, the bigger the display, the bigger the turnout. And the bigger turnouts provide more opportunity to help others.
Dr. Rebecca Bailey's Tips For A Safe HalloweenGoing trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween? Elizabeth Bailey RN and Dr. Rebecca Bailey's have some helpful tips for ensuring a safe and fun night out in the neighborhood.
Wander Minnesota: Not-So-Scary Halloween EventsHalloween is almost here. Have you checked out the metro's haunted houses? There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones?
Urban Ventures: Using Music To Keep Kids In SchoolUrban Ventures has been helping kids break the cycle of poverty for 20 years. It's an organization built around academics and mentorship, but one of its most successful programs uses the power of music.