The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states gender-affirming care is developmentally appropriate care that is oriented toward understanding and appreciating the child’s gender experience.
The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s Minnesota, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids.
Marc Gorelick, MD, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, shared more about equity on his Starting with Curious blog.
Leo had his tonsillectomy in mid-December 2020, at the height of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Minnesota. The team at Children's Minnesota understood the families concerns and took the time to make them feel as comfortable as possible.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And, kids have been going through a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. And as summer approaches and it appears we’re returning to some sense of normalcy, it’s important to check in with our kids. Dr. Sarah Jerstad, pediatric psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, is helping parents navigate these upcoming changes.
“The vaccine was the light at the end of the tunnel after almost 16 months. Kali just wants to be a kid and not be home all day.”
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is celebrated during May. During this month, we recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of those who came to the United States, and the generations who have enriched our history along the way. As we highlight the importance of this observation, we are excited to introduce Dr. Asitha Jayawardena, staff physician at Children’s Minnesota’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Facial Plastic Clinic. We celebrate and are thankful for their shared story.
Daniel was diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough, at Children's Minnesota. He spent 50 days on ECMO and exactly 173 days at the hospital. Today, he is healthy and home.
Hear the story of Children's Minnesota's first heart transplant.
Children’s Minnesota is honoring Mental Health Awareness Month in May. We know there is a lot going on in the world right now. Because of that, children and teens are facing many new adjustments that may impact their mental health.
In collaboration with YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul, we are hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event for everyone ages 18 and older on May 22, 2021.