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

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Children’s Pedcast: Family-based treatment of eating disorders

Drs. Ivan Eisler, Daniel Le Grange and Julie Lesser discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.

Idiopathic toe walking

Children’s Pedcast: Idiopathic toe walking

Physical therapists Nicole Brown and Megan Shepherd talk about idiopathic toe walking, why and how it can be corrected, and their research study.

Zika virus

Zika virus health warnings and prevention tips

Dr. Gigi Chawla shared the latest information regarding Zika virus on WCCO "Mid-Morning."

Children’s patient receives new surgery buddy

Hannah Kiresuk lost the stuffed cow that had been through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days in the hospital with her, so Children's nurses and others helped her find a new pal.

Family Advocacy Day

Children’s Minnesota represents in Washington for Family Advocacy Day

Kelly Wolfe

Outside play

Summertime scrapes open door for impetigo

Impetigo is a superficial bacterial skin infection of a sore, scratch or insect bite on the skin that spreads easily into multiple sores.


Concussion disrupts girl’s life, but not her attitude

A skateboarding injury hindered Stephanie’s daily life for months but inspired her to educate others.

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.