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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How to help kids through the monkeypox outbreak

As the cases of monkeypox continue to rise in US and kids are heading back to school, there are some main discussion points that you should include in your conversation with your child about monkeypox.

Monkeypox: what parents should know

By now you’ve probably heard of monkeypox in the news, on your social media channels or in conversation. But many people are wondering, what is it and should I be concerned for my kids?

Oliver’s strength as he battles congenital heart defect

In March 2020, Ally and Roger were getting ready for the birth of their first child. The couple’s excitement about welcoming their baby turned into worry when baby Oliver was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect.

The 2022 AAP National Conference

Children’s Minnesota was at the 2022 AAP National Conference in October 2022. We were not only excited to have speakers at the conference, but also to have a booth in the exhibit hall, staffed with a recruiter and our kid experts throughout the weekend. We were at booth #1759 where we talked with professionals about how Children’s Minnesota can help nurture healthy, happy, amazing kids.

Medical Lab Technician Careers and Pathways to Advancement

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How to Become a Hospital Security Officer (Career Path)

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Health equity manager shares more about her 26-year career at Children’s Minnesota

Adriene Thornton, health equity manager, has been working at Children’s Minnesota helping kids for 26 years now. She is sharing all her favorite things about her career below.

Ellie’s story: from cleft palate to beautiful smile and terrific outlook on life

“Ellie’s story is very happy with a terrific outcome and her entire medical team is incredibly proud,” said Dr. Robert Tibesar, medical director of the cleft and craniofacial clinic at Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota will be hiring at the APA Convention

The kid experts from Children’s Minnesota will be attending the 2022 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention and we are looking to meet and interview psychology professionals to join our team!

Matthew’s journey through two heart surgeries after birth

Caitlin and William’s life in Minnesota was off to an exciting start. Shortly after moving from Salt Lake City for William’s work in 2019, the couple learned they were expecting their second child. Their daughter Lucy was looking forward to becoming a big sister. Everything was going according to plan with Caitlin’s pregnancy, until her 20-week ultrasound – a moment that would alter their life going forward.