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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Annabelle’s journey through a brain tumor diagnosis and surgery in first-of-its-kind neurosurgery suite

Annabelle’s story took a shocking turn after an MRI revealed a grape-size brain tumor. With the help of the Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery team, and a first-of-its-kind brain surgery suite, Annabelle is on the road to recovery.

Children’s Minnesota expands inclusive patient clothing with modest hospital gowns

To ensure inclusive and culturally-sensitive care for all pediatric patients, The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota and Henna & Hijabs – a Minnesota-based and Black-, Muslim-, woman-led company – are joining together to embark on a new frontier: a new modest pediatric hospital gown.

Tips for introducing solid foods to a baby

Introducing solid foods to your baby is a big milestone. However, it is important to wait until your baby is ready and showing interest before introducing solid foods. Learn more about signs to look out for, what food to give to your child at different ages and common myths about introducing food to a baby.

Medical services, pharmacy claims and billing delays

Change Healthcare, a company that provides our claim and payment management software, reported a cybersecurity incident on Feb. 21, 2024. As a result, many pharmacies and hospitals, including Children’s Minnesota, have experienced impacts.

Zay undergoes fetal surgery to repair severe spina bifida before his birth

Zay’s family traveled more than 1,100 miles to undergo a delicate surgery to repair his severe spina bifida before his birth. Learn how his parents worked hard to put their baby on the road to recovery with a state-of-the-art fetal procedure.

Children’s Minnesota NICU patient grows up to become NICU nurse

NICU nurse Sammy Warwick’s journey with Children’s Minnesota started as a NICU patient. Now she’s caring for the next generation of vulnerable newborns.

What are nicotine pouches and why are they harmful to kids?

Nicotine pouches are an emerging product that are becoming increasingly common with teens. But, what are they and why are they harmful to kids?

Shining through the unexpected: Calista’s story

Calista loves the simple things in life and the simple things are all she needs after the unexpected turns her life has taken throughout her 25 years of life. She was born with achondroplasia and later experienced a life-altering brain bleed.

Why learning and gathering your family’s heart health history is important

Most of us understand the importance of knowing our family medical history, but how many of us take the steps to gather our family’s health history? Let’s talk about screening during pregnancy and the different heart conditions that can be passed down.

From the archives: Children’s Minnesota in the 1930s

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Children's Minnesota, we're sharing compelling stories about the people who helped get us here. In this blog, we focus on the 1930s.