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

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Boundaries for safe play

Define safe boundaries for kids and play

Encouraging learning and exploration will increase your child’s confidence and creativity, and defining safe boundaries and rules will keep parents and kids happy.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Dr. Daniel Le Grange discusses eating disorder symptoms, treatment

Drs. Beth Brandenburg and Julie Lesser of the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders join the show.

Minnesota woman born with cleft lip and palate learns to love smile

College senior Cori Nesmith writes about her experience as a woman born with a cleft lip and palate.

Children’s Minnesota heart patient featured on ESPN

Jarvis Johnson helped lead his team to four basketball state championships in high school. All of that came after he suffered cardiac arrest before a practice in 2010.

Safety kids cars

Don’t leave kids in the car

Forgetting a child in the car can happen for one of two reasons: we don’t realize the danger, or we find ourselves distracted.

Children’s Minnesota celebrates family advocacy in Washington, D.C.

In June, Children’s participated in the Children’s Hospital Association's Family Advocacy Day.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Signs, symptoms of appendicitis

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda answers questions about the signs and symptoms of appendicitis in children and how it's treated.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Meet the man behind “The Dude”

Eriq Nelson plays a vital role at Children's as "The Dude," the face of the hospitals' in-house TV station, Star Studio.

Life changing: My time with Children’s Minnesota’s Youth Advisory Council

Recent high school graduate Will Cohen shares his experience as a YAC member.

Life jacket

Life jackets greatly reduce risk of drowning

Life jackets provide significant protection for your little ones and help instill a culture of safety in your family.