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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Austin’s cleft lip and palate story

We first met the O’Neil family in 2019 when they shared their son’s, Austin’s, cleft lip and palate story. Parents, Bridget and Patrick, explained how their Children’s Minnesota cleft and craniofacial team partnered with them from the birth of Austin through today.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd applauds Gov. Walz ban on conversion therapy

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, was invited to the governor’s order to talk about why the ban is important for LGBTQ kids.

Resetting your kids’ screen time in the summer

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, gives advice for families and resetting screen time limits.

Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville honored for outstanding design

The center is featured in Minnesota Physician's Health Care Architecture and Design Honor Roll 2021. The award honors outstanding achievement in the design of new health care facilities.

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.