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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Children’s Minnesota takes new approach to address flu vaccination disparities

To reduce flu vaccination disparities, the Health Equity team and Collective for Community Health at Children’s Minnesota developed a new, data-driven approach to their community vaccine clinics thanks to a grant from the United Health Foundation.

Recognizing Veterans Day with Ron Jarvi, co-chair of the military and veterans employee resource group

In honor of Veterans Day, we spoke with Ron Jarvi, organizational development & learning (OD&L) senior consultant and co-chair of the military and veterans employee resource group (ERG) at Children’s Minnesota, to learn more about his role, involvement with the military and veterans ERG and his plans to recognize Veterans Day.

Phlebotomist shares her career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Timira, phlebotomist, has been working at Children's Minnesota for four years now. She is sharing all her favorite things about working at Children's Minnesota.

Farm boy tough: Henrik overcomes severe brain injury with the help of our Level I trauma center and neurosurgery teams

After what his family calls a one-in-a-million fall at daycare, little Henrik suffered a severe brain injury. His care teams at Children’s Minnesota helped put the toddler on the road to recovery.

Surgical technologist shares his career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Daniel Wilke was treated at Children's Minnesota for brain cancer when he was in grade school. Now, he is proud to be part of the kid experts as a surgical technologist!

Clinical trials at Children’s Minnesota give Lincoln and other kids access to new treatments

14-year-old Lincoln's active life came to a near standstill when he was diagnosed with a bleeding disorder called ITP. However, clinical trials at Children's Minnesota gave Lincoln access to a new treatment, before it became widely available.

What parents and teens need to know about IUDs

The kid experts in our gynecology program are here to help you further understand what IUDs are, what getting one placed is like and how they can help teens and young adults. You’ll also hear from Children’s Minnesota patients about their firsthand experiences with IUDs!

Twins Madison and Peyton born with same heart condition now reaching milestones after procedure

The twins were born three months premature with their patent ductus arteriosus’ (PDA) still open. The Kid Experts at Children’s Minnesota developed a standard guideline and protocol for preterm babies requiring transcatheter closure of their PDA, meaning Madison and Peyton were in the best hands possible.

The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota help Lillian navigate a complex medical journey and fetal spinal surgery

Lillian Puls’ complex medical journey would be considered a long road for a kid of any age – let alone someone who is not even 2 years old.

One family strives to bring awareness around blood clots for World Thrombosis Day

Four out of the six members of the Jahnz family have a blood clotting disorder called protein S deficiency. Staying positive has been a huge part of how they’ve moved forward as a family.