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

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Nurses Week 2016

Thank you, nurses!

In honor of National Nurses Week, we recognize and celebrate each and every one of the remarkable nurses at Children's Minnesota who are committed to keeping kids safe, comfortable and always striving to be their best.

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Healthy eating for children

Healthy eating is an important part of every child’s health. Children need vitamins and nutrients from healthy foods in order for their bodies and minds to grow.


Despite grim prognosis, Grady’s resilience shines as he continues to beat the odds

Grady was born prematurely and has undergone multiple shunt procedures for hydrocephalus, but he doesn’t let anything slow him down.

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Type 1 diabetes shock to parents’ system

Rebecca Spehar writes about her and husband Dave's experience after their son, Finn, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a 4-year-old.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Tips for choosing a doctor

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares tips for choosing a pediatrician.

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Minnesota spring means ticks, health risks

With ticks come high rates of tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease. Get the facts and learn how to prevent tick-borne illnesses.

Dr. Laura Gandrud receives award for pediatric diabetes work

Dr. Gandrud is the recipient of the 2016 “Consumer/Patient Experience Award” from Women’s Health Leadership TRUST.

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No ordinary boy

Born with a one-of-a-kind genetic variance, 2-year-old William Schlimm learned to walk with the help of rehabilitation services at Children’s Minnesota.

Fruit water

Thirsty? Try these better-for-you beverage recipes

Before you reach for lemonade on a hot summer day, or a sports drink after a morning run, consider how much sugar you’re most likely consuming.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Discussing potentially challenging topics with teens

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses potentially challenging conversations parents can have with their teenage children.