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

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Great Clips cut-a-thon: A haircut that makes a difference

The 27th annual Great Clips cut-a-thon will take place from Saturday, August 24, through Friday, August 30. Select Twin Cities Great Clips salons are participating by donating a portion of proceeds from each haircut to support the school re-entry program at Children’s Minnesota.

What parents need to know about e-cigarettes and vaping

Nearly 25 percent of teens use battery-powered smoking devices known as e-cigarettes or vapes. Dr. Gigi Chawla shares more about these devices and how to deter your teen from using them.

Tate, 11-year-old patient, raises $16,000 for Children’s Minnesota

It’s not every day that an 11-year-old donates $16,000 to a cause he truly believes in. But, at Children’s Minnesota, we see amazing every day. Tate Dillingham hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Neuroscience program at Children's Minnesota.

Work Here Wednesday: Laboratory positions open

We currently have five openings in our laboratories! Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, our labs help us take the best care of kids by providing accurate, timely information and services to advance knowledge-based clinical decision making.

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What parents need to know about insect bites and stings

Insect bites and stings are an uncomfortable, and often unavoidable, part of Minnesota summers. We’re sharing what parents need to know about bug bites and bee stings, and how they can be avoided.

Drowning: What to look for, what to do and ways to prevent it

Children’s Minnesota pediatric surgeon Dr. Nathan Kreykes, Trauma Medical Director, talks about drownings: what to look for, and what to do if you see one of these tragic accidents.

Work Here Wednesday: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist positions open

We currently have openings for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA). We welcome new graduates to apply and previous pediatric experience is not required!

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How to keep your kids active this summer

We believe it’s important for kids to stay healthy and happy as they grow up. One way to accomplish this is through physical activity. Use these tips to keep your kids active this summer.

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Wiffle Wars 2019

Join us for the 3rd annual Wiffle Wars event at CHS Field on Saturday, August 10, to support Children’s Minnesota.

Game on! Microsoft donates gaming wall to St. Paul hospital

Thanks to a generous in-kind donation by the Microsoft Store at Mall of America, patients and families can enjoy games just like they would at home or with their friends in the Child Life Zone at our St. Paul hospital.