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

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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.

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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.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Meet the man behind “The Dude”

Eriq Nelson plays a vital role at Children's as "The Dude," the face of the hospitals' in-house TV station, Star Studio.

Life changing: My time with Children’s Minnesota’s Youth Advisory Council

Recent high school graduate Will Cohen shares his experience as a YAC member.

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Life jackets greatly reduce risk of drowning

Life jackets provide significant protection for your little ones and help instill a culture of safety in your family.

Team Superstars runner returns to her first home

Melissa Haun, who spent her first days at Children's neonatal intensive care unit, is a child life specialist.

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Children’s Minnesota doctors’ study shows increase in ER visits from self-inflicted injuries among teens

Drs. Gretchen Cutler and Anupam Kharbanda's study examines 286,678 trauma patients from 2009-2012.