The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids.

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alcohol teen brain

Alcohol and its impact on the teen brain

The teen brain is more sensitive to the poisoning effects of alcohol on the neural connections for learning, memory and judgment compared to the adult brain.

HPV vaccine

HPV vaccine important to protect children

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of cervical cancer cases has been cut in half.

antibiotics

What happens when antibiotics are overused

Overprescribing antibiotics has resulted in the development of resistant bacteria, which don't respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past.

Gavin beats his brain tumor, Joe Bully

Fox News Health published a story about 10-year-old Gavin Pierson’s journey overcoming a brain tumor with the help of Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of the neuroscience program at Children’s Minnesota, and his team.

Shine Bright Bash

Enjoy a great night out, do some good at Shine Bright Bash

All proceeds from the Parisian-soirée-themed event at the Minneapolis Event Center benefit our cancer and blood disorders program.

Camp Oz

Children’s Minnesota staff make difference at teen epilepsy camp

Camp Oz is a camp designed for youth and teens with epilepsy and operated by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.

family

Children’s Pedcast: Family-based treatment of eating disorders

Drs. Ivan Eisler, Daniel Le Grange and Julie Lesser discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.

Idiopathic toe walking

Children’s Pedcast: Idiopathic toe walking

Physical therapists Nicole Brown and Megan Shepherd talk about idiopathic toe walking, why and how it can be corrected, and their research study.

Zika virus

Zika virus health warnings and prevention tips

Dr. Gigi Chawla shared the latest information regarding Zika virus on WCCO "Mid-Morning."

Children’s patient receives new surgery buddy

Hannah Kiresuk lost the stuffed cow that had been through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days in the hospital with her, so Children's nurses and others helped her find a new pal.