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

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Kids’ pain underrecognized, undertreated

The New York Times published a story on its health blog about how children's pain often has been mismanaged, particularly in the U.S.

Infection prevention experts recommend no FluMist nasal spray, only flu shot

Studies showed that for the past three flu seasons FluMist failed to provide the same level of protection as a flu shot.

pleuropulmonary blastoma PPB

Minnesota girl celebrates final round of PPB chemo

Lainee Balsimo has received treatment at Children's for pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer found in 30-50 kids in the U.S. each year.

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

The 20th edition of the list includes nearly 864 doctors from across the Twin Cities, and 205 from Children's.

Summer safety bike

12 tips to help keep kids safe this summer

With warm weather upon us, we compiled a list of basic tips, with help from our injury prevention experts, to keep kids safe all summer.

Families find healing in giving back

If you would like to donate to Children's Minnesota, please contact annual giving officer Brady Gervais at [email protected] or 952-992-5512.

Children’s Pedcast: Car seat safety standards and crash tests

Dex Tuttle digs into the meaning of federal safety standards, crash tests and what, if anything, cost has to do with car seat quality.

Cancer survivor Dario becomes a dad

Dario beat cancer twice, but his greatest accomplishment is building a family

Dario Chavez was unsure he'd ever biologically father a child due to the chemotherapy he received while being treated for cancer.

Dr. Kavita Desai and Andrew Warmuth on pain

Children’s Pedcast: Treating and eliminating pain

Dr. Kavita Desai and Andrew Warmuth from the pain program share how their team works to eliminate acute, chronic, complex and procedural pain.

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Food that gets kids required vitamin D

Molly Martyn, MD, shares how parents can help their kids meet daily vitamin D requirements.