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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CDC approves vaccine for kids ages 6 months and older

On June 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave final approval for kids 6 months and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)

Family Advocacy Day 2022 emphasizes need for Congress to prioritize kids’ health

Our 2022 Children’s Minnesota Champion, Emmily, met virtually with lawmakers to share her experience at Children’s Minnesota, and also advocate for programs that support families’ access to pediatric care providers.

Isadora’s journey from cancer at age 15 to double majoring in college

Isadora's story sounds like a movie. A young, aspiring actor begins landing roles on the stage and screen but then gets diagnosed with cancer at age 15. What sounds like a movie, was Isadora’s reality. However, she's back to living her dream after receiving care at Children's Minnesota's Adolescent and Young Adult cancer program.

Born with fragile lungs and a strong heart: victorious Kairo’s story

Kairo was born at only 24 weeks and two days. He was born with fragile lungs and a strong heart and then spent 345 days at Children's Minnesota getting the expert care he needed to go home healthy and happy.

Work Here Wednesday: Our laboratories are hiring!

We’re seeking qualified candidates to join the laboratories at Children’s Minnesota. Our laboratories are full-service facilities that offer a complete spectrum of laboratory techniques for the evaluation of pediatric disorders.

Tips for kids and parents to address mental health concerns linked to social media use

During Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Dr. Katy Miller, adolescent health specialist at Children’s Minnesota, broke down some of the key mental health concerns tied to social media.

A cancer diagnosis as a kid becomes a lifelong passion for pediatrics

When kids dream about what they want to be when they grow up, it doesn’t always come true. But for Dr. Jennifer (Jen) Pratt, it did. Her answer to that question was always: a pediatrician. Dr. Pratt is now a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Minnesota and has been since 2013. A difficult diagnosis at a young age changed her life forever. It ignited in her a passion to care for other kids in an often-unexpected stay at the hospital, just like her when she was a young child.

Celebrating 10 years of Project SEARCH

In 2022, Children’s Minnesota is celebrating the 10th anniversary of our partnership with Project SEARCH. As one of the first two Project SEARCH programs in Minnesota, Children’s Minnesota is making history.

The baby formula shortage: what you need to know

We understand the baby formula shortage can be an overwhelming and stressful time. The following advice is strictly for URGENT situations. If you have any concerns about your baby’s nutrition, please talk with your pediatrician.

Children’s Minnesota nurse rallies support for Ukraine

For Tanya Russell, a registered nurse at Children's Minnesota and native of Ukraine, the crisis in her home country has been devastating. With support from Tanya's community and Children's Minnesota colleagues, they are giving back and making an impact for Ukrainians affected by the war.