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

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Back to school concerns: COVID-19 and asthma

The recommendation for the administration of asthma medication has changed during the pandemic so, we talked with Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, which has one of the top pulmonology programs in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.

Connecting during a pandemic: Midwest Fetal Care Center reunion goes virtual

The first two years of the Midwest Fetal Care Center reunions were dedicated to the Spina Bifida families, but in 2020 it expanded to include all Midwest Fetal Care Center families. Read about how families bond together for the 2020 virtual reunion.

Dr. Bendel learns the value of virtual care through COVID-19

The hematology-oncology team has added virtual care visits to their care plans. Learn how the team has been able to offer exceptional care virtually.

Community Connect resource navigator shares her passion for helping families

Liss Idrovo-Perdomo, resource navigator at Children’s Minnesota’s Community Connect program, spoke about the importance of advocating for families and how her personal journey impacts her work.

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz appointed inaugural holder of Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic Endowed Chair in Cancer and Blood Disorders Research

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz is the first Endowed Chair holder in the Cancer and Blood Disorders program at Children’s Minnesota.

5 tips for healthy eating with your children

It’s important for families to work together to be as healthy as they can be so kids can grow up strong and make good health decisions in the future. Dr. Natalie Rigelman-Hedberg, a pediatrician at Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists, shares five tips to help your family get in good eating habits.

Asian-American youth struggling with COVID-19 and racism

The COVID-19 outbreak has been a challenging time for the nation and the rest of the world. Fears surrounding COVID-19 have led to racist thoughts and attacks on Asian-Americans. Here are tips for parents to help Asian-American youth.

Nurses of Color Employee Resource Group donation drive gives back to community

The Children’s Minnesota Nurses of Color (NOC) employee resource group (ERG) organized a donation drive in which 400+ diapers, 70+ packs of baby wipes, 80 rolls of toilet paper and more were donated to help the local community.

Elzie’s story: Labored breathing brings new family to Children’s Minnesota

Jordan and Jaare noticed their 5-week-old baby had labored breathing and later found out he had RSV at Children's Minnesota. They dedicate much of their lives to giving back to Children's Minnesota because of their amazing experience.

Telehealth implementation specialist shares more about virtual care at Children’s Minnesota

Miles Jarzyna, telehealth implementation specialist, shares more about his work and how virtual care has changed at Children's Minnesota since the COVID-19 pandemic began.