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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Employees celebrate Black History Month: Tarisai Zivira shares the significance

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting leaders, trailblazers and rising stars at Children’s Minnesota who make an impact each and every day.

Children’s Minnesota manager of health equity joins Black Nurses Rock during pandemic to make a profound impact

Adriene Thornton, MAOM, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, manager of health equity at Children’s Minnesota, joined Black Nurses Rock during pandemic to make a profound impact.

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!)