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Annual games plant seed for activity

[Duluth News Tribune, May 14, 2015] His smile beaming from having just scaled 15 feet of a climbing wall for the first time in his life, Proctor sixth-grader Dawson McLean was asked if he was as fearless as he looked. Areas in and around the UMD field house featured 16 stations with a wide variety […]

Updated head lice guidelines

[KMSP Fox 9, April 28, 2015] They’re creepy and itchy, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says they’re not a reason to keep kids out of school. We’re talking about head lice. Allina Health Ramsey Clinic pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth agrees.

Unity Hospital giveaway keeps Park Terrace kids active

Unity Hospital giveaway keeps Park Terrace kids active

[ABC Newspapers, August 15, 2014] Last month, employees of Unity Hospital in Fridley collected outdoor activity supplies to donate to kids in the Spring Lake Park School District to keep them active for the remainder of the summer. During a two-week drive, Unity employees donated 163 basketballs, hula hoops and other outdoor toys for kids […]

Study: 3 out of 4 American kids consume caffeine

[KMSP-TV Fox 9 News, Feb. 10, 2014] Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn’t budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds. Allina Medical Clinic […]

Are kids being prescribed antibiotics too often?

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Nov. 19, 2013] A new report says pediatricians may be prescribing antibiotics more often than necessary for their young patients. Dr. Eric Barth, a pediatrician at Allina Medical Clinic – Ramsey, talked with Fox 9 News about the report and the conversation parents should have with the kids’ doctors.

Warning labels on cough, cold medicines curbed kids’ ER visits

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Nov. 12, 2013] The number of children going to emergency rooms because of adverse reactions to children’s cough and cold medications fell after drug manufacturers voluntarily recalled the products in 2007 and re-released them with stricter warning labels, according to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. Eric Barth, […]

New immunization rules for Minnesota preschoolers

[KSTP TV, Oct. 28, 2013] The Minnesota Department of Health has announced new immunization rules that take effect September 2014, requiring Hepatitis A & B vaccines for children in child care facilities and early childhood programs. KSTP News talked with Allina Medical Clinic – Ramsey pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth, about these new rules. Watch the […]

Study: More, younger kids mastering mobile tech

[KSTP TV, Oct. 28, 2013] As more and younger kids master digital devices like tablets, laptops and smartphones, concern is growing about how that affects them. Allina Medical Clinic – Coon Rapids pediatrician, Dr. Jennifer Keis, talked with KSTP News about new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which has updated its recommendations […]

Avoiding flat spots for baby

[KMSP Fox 9, July 8, 2013] While placing babies on their backs to sleep is credited with huge decrease in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, that same practice could be causing more babies to have flat spots on their heads. Allina Medical Clinic – Ramsey pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth discussed the problem and how to avoid […]