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Keeping kids and grandparents connected during social distancing

[KMSP Fox 9, March 18, 2020] One of the most difficult parts of the new normal amid the novel coronavirus pandemic is having to keep children and young adults away from loved ones or say no to basic activities like going to the playground. Without the face-to-face contact, life can get isolating, especially for older […]

Talking to kids about COVID-19

[KMSP Fox 9, March 18, 2020] The coronavirus threat has people confined to their homes, businesses closing and there’s no school. Families are dealing with a new normal and kids surely have questions.  Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, offers some tips on how to talk to your children about COVID 19.

Minnesota hospitals need your blood

[City Pages, March 18, 2020] In the Minnesota-Dakotas region, 80 Red Cross blood drives—the equivalent of 2,500 donations—have been canceled. Yet the need for blood is constant. Every community has cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who can’t make their own platelets and require regular transfusions to avoid life-threatening hemorrhages, such as bleeding in the brain. Dr. […]