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

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Helping kids with the new N95 masking guidelines from the CDC

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares important tips for parents to keep their kids of all ages safely masked in public.

CDC study finds COVID-19 may increase risk of diabetes in children

Pediatricians and other health experts are noticing a concerning trend in kids during the COVID-19 pandemic – an increase in diabetes. We talked with a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Minnesota to help parents understand what new research from the CDC means for their family.

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Honoring the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

My child has COVID-19! Now what?

My child has COVID-19! Now what? Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, answers this question and more.

COVID-19 testing: what you need to know

We are here to help clear up the confusion around testing for you! Below we outline the differences between tests, when you should get tested and where you can get tested.

Asian employee resource group celebrates Hmong New Year

From the Children’s Minnesota Asian ERG – Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab (Happy Hmong New Year!)

Peace of mind from the kid experts: The Hill family shares their story

PJ Hill, vice president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Minneapolis, shares his family's Children's Minnesota story. In the height of a surge of respiratory illnesses, beds were full in the hospital so the Hill family stayed in the emergency department while their son, PJ Jr., was treated for several days as he fought off a respiratory illness.

Congratulations to our 2021 Medical Education Nurse Teaching Award recipients

The Medical Education Nurse Teaching Award recognizes a nurse on each campus for their work to enhance the education of Children’s Minnesota’s medical resident and medical student teams.

Nora’s legacy: family honors memory of daughter by giving back

No parents expect to lose one of their children. But out of all the sadness, Kelly and John want to bring good in their daughter Nora’s name. “We were one of those families in the PICU. They are having to make some of the toughest decisions in their lives. This is our chance to let them know they are not alone.”

The healing power of reading for our patients

Read how Children’s Minnesota uses donated books for our patients and families.