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

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Ask Dr. Gigi

Preparing kids for surgery

Dr. Gigi Chawla joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to talk about what parents can do to prepare kids for surgery.

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Clean mouth for good health: Pediatric oral hygiene recommendations

Begin oral hygiene within a few days of birth.

Music

Wonderground now is Rock the Cradle Radio

The Current's Rock the Cradle Radio offers the best music for children and adults to enjoy as a family, presented by Children's Minnesota.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids and heart health

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to talk about kids and heart health.

Love Your Melon hat

We love your melon

Children’s Minnesota and Love Your Melon team up to give hats to hospital patients and donate to the Cancer Kids Fund.

cochlear implant Julia Fargo

Julia’s journey: A cochlear implant story

Julia Fargo speaks and uses American Sign Language after receiving cochlear implants. Her mother, Nikki, shares the story of her daughter's journey through our hearing loss program.

Josh Karels

For Minnesota boy, hockey is more than a game

For 15-year-old Josh Karels, who was diagnosed with multisystem autoimmune disease, an illness that causes the body's inflammatory system to destroy healthy organs, the bonds built through hockey are the foundation of his life.

Elijah cochlear implants

Cochlear implants give Elijah new life

Elijah was born deaf, but technology gives him the power to hear the world around him.

Ask Dr. Gigi

How to avoid, treat winter illnesses

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to share ways that parents can avoid and treat illnesses in winter with their children.

Midwest Children's Resource Center MCRC

Take proactive approach to preventing sexual abuse

It’s important for parents to be aware of the risk of sexual abuse in young children and to take steps toward prevention.