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Is it typical or troubled teen behavior?

Being a teenager is a complicated time, and it can be hard to tell what changes are typical from those that are harmful.

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How to talk to your child about traumatic events

As stories of school shootings dominate the news, parents of young children find themselves struggling to explain these traumatic events.

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Healthcare that gives adolescents and young adults a voice

Adolescence is an important time when young people are developing physically, emotionally, and socially. Their brains are developing rapidly.

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East Lake Clinic opened October 4, joining many clinic October birthdays

After the destruction of the original East Lake Clinic, we welcome the new clinic located in the Hennepin County Service Center.

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Back to school and back to extracurricular activities

It’s early September and that means it’s time for back to school and also back to extracurricular activities.

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Young, healthy – and at risk for a heart attack?

John Grudnowski is a 44-year-old marketing executive who works out 3-4 times a week. He had no apparent risk factors for a heart attack.

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The Fatherhood Experience: Bruce Murray

Fatherhood looks different to every dad. We’re taking an in-depth look at fatherhood with key experts, parents, and everyone in between.

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Children and water safety

As a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, our role is to care for children who are injured or ill and provide education to prevent injuries.

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Why are childhood vaccines so important?

As we emerge from this COVID haze, it is a great time to get your children caught up on their routine immunizations.

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Celebrating World Children’s Day: Our commitment

November 20, 2020, is the 61st anniversary of the World’s Children’s Day, which commemorates the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

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