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

Important steps to prepare teens for college

Dr. Gigi Chawla and daughter Maddy share tips to ease parents' and kids' anxiety during the college transition.

Children’s offers food in Minneapolis for kids

Free bag lunches are available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Aug. 26, outside on our Minneapolis campus.

Joe Kurland on Zika virus

Children’s infection preventionist shares latest Zika virus information

Joe Kurland, MPH, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist at Children’s Minnesota, made a guest appearance on KARE-TV.

10 reasons why kids have to go to the ER

10 reasons why kids have to go to the ER

Trauma is the No. 1 cause of death in people between ages 1 and 44.

Dr. David Hirschman

Children’s ER doctor talks Level I trauma center re-verification

The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children’s Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus is the state’s first and only Level I pediatric trauma center in a hospital dedicated solely to kids.

early childhood development

Children’s Pedcast: Developing the infant-toddler brain

Gigi Chawla, MD, and Mike Troy, PhD, talk about how children ages 0-3 can best learn and what parents need and don't need to raise a healthy child.

family camping

19 tips for a better family camping experience

Take advantage of these tips to have a fun and safe trip.

Target Vida Sana

Target helps Children’s Minnesota expand Vida Sana program

A grant from Target Corporation will help expand Vida Sana, a community-based wellness initiative that helps Latino families in Minneapolis improve health and well-being.

Cooper and Mallory Fasching

Siblings show hockey-playing brother what tough means

Cooper and Mallory Fasching were diagnosed with a genetic mitochondrial disorder, which makes them unable to walk and talk. But it hasn't stopped them from having a positive impact on their family, including older brother Hudson, who plays hockey for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.

Violence, racism and hatred – enough is enough

It is our fervent belief that every child deserves to grow up in a safe and secure home and community. We care and are with you.