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

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The healing power of pets

August 26 is National Dog Day! At Children’s Minnesota, we love all pets and we know kids do too. That’s why we have a program called Pets Assisting with Healing (PAWH).

Breast pumping shouldn’t hurt

Breastfeeding and pumping shouldn’t cause pain. We outlined some common causes of breast pain and how to prevent it.

How wrap-around care services help kids and families healing from cancer diagnoses

At Children’s Minnesota, we put kids first, and we know that kids get better quicker when we take care of the whole family. This is why we offer many services and amenities to the whole family in addition to typical health care services.

Work Here Wednesday: RN Clinic Supervisor II (Medical Specialties)

We are currently hiring for an RN Clinic Supervisor. This position will work with the diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, and gender health specialties in five different clinic locations around the metro.

Dr. Marc Gorelick speaks on racism’s impact on health care

Dr. Marc Gorelick, Children's president and CEO, shares his thoughts on the new American Academy of Pediatrics policy: The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.

Our primary care clinics have a new look!

Children’s Minnesota primary care clinics have remodeled to serve your family better! We’re hosting open houses at Children’s Minnesota West St. Paul clinic, Partners in Pediatrics Brooklyn Park clinic and Partners in Pediatrics Rogers clinic in September.

Great Clips cut-a-thon: A haircut that makes a difference

The 27th annual Great Clips cut-a-thon will take place from Saturday, August 24, through Friday, August 30. Select Twin Cities Great Clips salons are participating by donating a portion of proceeds from each haircut to support the school re-entry program at Children’s Minnesota.

What parents need to know about e-cigarettes and vaping

Nearly 25 percent of teens use battery-powered smoking devices known as e-cigarettes or vapes. Dr. Gigi Chawla shares more about these devices and how to deter your teen from using them.

Tate, 11-year-old patient, raises $16,000 for Children’s Minnesota

It’s not every day that an 11-year-old donates $16,000 to a cause he truly believes in. But, at Children’s Minnesota, we see amazing every day. Tate Dillingham hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Neuroscience program at Children's Minnesota.

Work Here Wednesday: Laboratory positions open

We currently have five openings in our laboratories! Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, our labs help us take the best care of kids by providing accurate, timely information and services to advance knowledge-based clinical decision making.