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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1st annual Twin Cities Pediatric Update

We are excited to bring you the first annual collaborative conference between Children's Minnesota and the University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics. This two-day program offers practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances in pediatrics important to your practice.

Minnesota Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, brings Children’s patient as guest to season-opener game

Many Minnesotans consider themselves Vikings superfans, but 11-year-old Kaden may just be the biggest fan. However, he had yet to watch a regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium. On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, invited Kaden to join him at the season opener game against the Atlanta Falcons.

95 years, 25 together

Celebrating 95 years, 25 together

Thank you to all who helped us celebrate “95 years/25 together” to mark our 95th year of service to patients and families in the Twin Cities community and our 25th anniversary of bringing together the Minneapolis and St. Paul pediatric hospitals to form Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Internship Spotlight: Amina Nooh, administrative services

In 2019, the equity and inclusion team at Children’s Minnesota worked hard to revamp the organization’s internship program. One of the goals of Children's revamped internship program is to bring a fresh perspective to the organization. We spoke with Amina Noor about her experience as an intern and her idea to make patients more comfortable at the hospital.

Minnesota Wild players with Children's Minnesota patients

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise hosts skating party for Children’s Minnesota patients

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise and his wife, Alisha, hosted a skating party for a group of Children’s Minnesota patients on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at TRIA Rink in downtown St. Paul. All patients, ranging from ages 9 to 17, who skated with Parise have a passion for hockey and play the sport themselves.

Work Here Wednesday: Dr. Razaan Byrne, general pediatrician

We spoke with Brandi Salas about her role as a health unit coordinator in our Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program.

Back-to-school safety tips

From crossing the road as a pedestrian to biking to school, remember to discuss these important safety issues before sending your child back to school.

Dr. Quale goes to the State Fair

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is a place for fun, food and adventure. According to one doctor at Wayzata Children's Clinic, it’s mainly about the food. Dr. David Quale, participates in something he and his family call the “Food-a-Palooza,” where they visit the fair and share their journey with their friends on Facebook.

How to support transgender and gender diverse students this fall

These tips can help parents, school staff, school administrators and allies support transgender and gender-diverse students at their schools as they return to a new school year.

Three tips for picky eaters

Caitlyn Talbert, RDN, LD, and Rachel Laquere, RDN, LD, share three tips for parents get picky eaters to try new foods.