Read health tips from our experts as well as stories by patients, families and staff about kids’ health and their experiences at Children’s Minnesota.

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Peter Harrington

Mounds View teen back on ice after brain infection

Peter Harrington returned to hockey after a life-saving brain surgery from what started as a sinus infection.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids and heart health

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to talk about kids and heart health.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Lindsay Jemtrud

At Children’s, we want our families to feel welcomed and comfortable from the moment they walk through the front door to when they leave the parking lot. Volunteers at our Welcome Center help provide that warm environment by answering family questions, and escorting them to their appointments.

Love Your Melon hat

We love your melon

Children’s Minnesota and Love Your Melon team up to give hats to hospital patients and donate to the Cancer Kids Fund.

Children’s Pedcast: Understanding cochlear implants

Dr. Abby Meyer, Lisa Zagar, AuD; and Mignon Miller, SLP, of the audiology program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota join the show to discuss cochlear implants.

cochlear implant Julia Fargo

Julia’s journey: A cochlear implant story

Julia Fargo speaks and uses American Sign Language after receiving cochlear implants. Her mother, Nikki, shares the story of her daughter's journey through our hearing loss program.

Zika virus

What Minnesotans need to know about Zika virus

Zika primarily infects humans and other primates and is spread through bites by the Aedes mosquito species.

Josh Karels

For Minnesota boy, hockey is more than a game

For 15-year-old Josh Karels, who was diagnosed with multisystem autoimmune disease, an illness that causes the body's inflammatory system to destroy healthy organs, the bonds built through hockey are the foundation of his life.

Elijah cochlear implants

Cochlear implants give Elijah new life

Elijah was born deaf, but technology gives him the power to hear the world around him.

Ask Dr. Gigi

How to avoid, treat winter illnesses

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to share ways that parents can avoid and treat illnesses in winter with their children.