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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Joshua’s journey to a new heart

At just 7 years old, Joshua was in cardiac arrest. By 9, he had a successful heart transplant! His journey to his new heart wasn't easy, but thanks to his care team Joshua is thriving today.

The heart of a fighter: baby August’s story

If you see baby August today, it would be hard to tell the difficult road he’s already been on in his young life. But just weeks before he was born, August had already been on quite the medical journey.

El día en que Joshua recibió un nuevo corazón

Cuando Saida llevó a su hijo Joshua a Children’s Minnesota, pensó que solo tenía un fuerte caso de gripe. Sin embargo, nunca se imaginó que la situación se iba a convertir en algo que ningún padre desearía que ocurriera. Poco después de ingresar al hospital, Saida recibió la noticia de que su hijo de siete años iba a necesitar un nuevo corazón.

CDC study finds COVID-19 may increase risk of diabetes in children

Pediatricians and other health experts are noticing a concerning trend in kids during the COVID-19 pandemic – an increase in diabetes. We talked with a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Minnesota to help parents understand what new research from the CDC means for their family.

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Honoring the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

My child has COVID-19! Now what?

My child has COVID-19! Now what? Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, answers this question and more.

COVID-19 testing: what you need to know

We are here to help clear up the confusion around testing for you! Below we outline the differences between tests, when you should get tested and where you can get tested.

Asian employee resource group celebrates Hmong New Year

From the Children’s Minnesota Asian ERG – Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab (Happy Hmong New Year!)

Peace of mind from the kid experts: The Hill family shares their story

PJ Hill, vice president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Minneapolis, shares his family's Children's Minnesota story. In the height of a surge of respiratory illnesses, beds were full in the hospital so the Hill family stayed in the emergency department while their son, PJ Jr., was treated for several days as he fought off a respiratory illness.

Congratulations to our 2021 Medical Education Nurse Teaching Award recipients

The Medical Education Nurse Teaching Award recognizes a nurse on each campus for their work to enhance the education of Children’s Minnesota’s medical resident and medical student teams.