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

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Ralph to go the distance for granddaughter

Ralph Imholte, 62, was the first member of Team Superstars, Children's charity endurance team.

Jorg Richter

German man biking from Pacific to Atlantic oceans visits Minneapolis

Jörg Richter is biking from Washington to Connecticut to raise awareness of rare pediatric illnesses.

Boundaries for safe play

Define safe boundaries for kids and play

Encouraging learning and exploration will increase your child’s confidence and creativity, and defining safe boundaries and rules will keep parents and kids happy.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Dr. Daniel Le Grange discusses eating disorder symptoms, treatment

Drs. Beth Brandenburg and Julie Lesser of the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders join the show.

Minnesota woman born with cleft lip and palate learns to love smile

College senior Cori Nesmith writes about her experience as a woman born with a cleft lip and palate.

The Weight of childhood obesity

A look at childhood obesity through this stunning infographic put together by Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota heart patient featured on ESPN

Jarvis Johnson helped lead his team to four basketball state championships in high school. All of that came after he suffered cardiac arrest before a practice in 2010.

Safety kids cars

Don’t leave kids in the car

Forgetting a child in the car can happen for one of two reasons: we don’t realize the danger, or we find ourselves distracted.

Children’s Minnesota celebrates family advocacy in Washington, D.C.

In June, Children’s participated in the Children’s Hospital Association's Family Advocacy Day.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Signs, symptoms of appendicitis

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda answers questions about the signs and symptoms of appendicitis in children and how it's treated.