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Robyn Gizzi, APRN, CNP, named Minnesota’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Congratulations to Robyn Gizzi, APRN, CNP, for being named Minnesota’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (MN NAPNAP)!

COVID-19 and sports: Which sports are safe for kids to play?

Learn more about the safety and risk of playing sports during COVID-19.

Sarah opens up about pregnancy loss: She offers tips for support

When families experience a pregnancy loss, it is important to lead with empathy. Empathy can be brief and powerful, and it can help the person feel understood and cared for during an often scary, emotionally difficult time. Sarah, who has suffered through three miscarriages, shared some of her reflections on the experience and advice on supporting families.

What parents should know about pronouns

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program, shares what parents should know about pronouns and how we can start talking about pronouns in day-to-day life.

Freya learns to walk again through virtual care

Freya's mom has been surprised at the progress her daughter has made working with her physical therapist over virtual care. The family lives three hours from the Twin Cities and they've found few options nearby that fit Freya’s needs.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Estibaliz

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with Estibaliz Quintero Varela, a resource navigator with Children's Minnesota Community Connect, to learn more about her heritage and celebrate her amazing contributions of our Children's Minnesota community.

What parents need to know the TikTok Benadryl Challenge

Here's what parents should know about the dangerous TikTok Benadryl Challenge, and how they can keep their kids and teens safe.

5 spooky (and healthy!) snacks kids will love for Halloween

Healthy foods certainly don’t have to be boring! Here are some fun, spooky and, most importantly, yummy snacks you can serve your kids on Halloween.

Resilience and hope: Grayson’s fight against leukemia

In 2019, Grayson started treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A year and a half later, he’s back to his usual self thanks to the care he received at Children’s Minnesota.

Championing employee health and wellness: Children’s Minnesota NICU

When you spend your days caring for the most amazing people on earth (kids!) and putting kids first, it can be hard to find time for self-care. But Children’s Minnesota neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse Jenni Thomas wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of her health and wellness goals.