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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Protecting your baby from the sun

Get our tips for protecting your baby from the sun.

168 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Top Doctors by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is honored to have 168 physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2021 Top Doctors. The list includes 816 local physicians from across the Twin Cities in 46 specialties.

Catching up with spina bifida patient, Declyn

We met Declyn in December 2019 when he was 16 months old. When Declyn’s mom was still pregnant, she found out that she would need to undergo fetal surgery at only 24 weeks in order to repair an opening in Declyn’s spine. Now, Declyn is 3 years old and his smile lights up a room. Let's catch up!

What you need to know about the COVID-19 delta variant

We talked with Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, about how families can navigate the potential risk of the delta variant.

Lifesaving treatment for the most critically ill babies: Children’s Minnesota’s award-winning ECMO program

We talked with Dr. Lia Gravari, associate medical director of ECMO for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s Minnesota, about ECMO, how it helps save babies and the award-winning ECMO program at Children’s Minnesota.

Swim safely this summer with drowning prevention tips and swimming lessons

Many families enjoy spending warm summer days in and around the water. But, as we’ve seen already this season, these gatherings can unfortunately take a tragic turn when a child goes under the water. However, these tragedies are preventable.

Rare summer spike in RSV cases

“In my 30 years as a pediatric emergency physician at Children’s Minnesota, we’ve never seen this level of RSV illness in the middle of summer,” said Dr. Robert Sicoli, medical director of the Emergency Department.

Children’s Minnesota’s 2021 equity and inclusion summer internship program

Children’s Minnesota is excited to share that we once again hosted interns through our equity and inclusion (E&I) summer internship program during the 2021 summer!

Family Advocacy Week 2021 shines a light on the importance of prioritizing kids’ health care

From June 13 to June 18, 50 patients from 40 children’s hospitals across the country gathered virtually for the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Week, to raise awareness about the critical role children’s hospitals play in the community. Our 2021 Children’s Minnesota Champion, Sam Jenkins, and his family participated by advocating for funding and programming for children’s hospitals and children with special health care needs in a week of meetings with lawmakers.

Tips for kids going back to school during COVID-19 with asthma

We talked with Dory Baker, nurse practitioner in the Children’s Minnesota Asthma Clinic, about tips for kids with asthma going back to school in person this year.