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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Eight neurosurgeries by age 3; Xenia’s family is grateful to be at Children’s Minnesota

At only 3 years old, Xenia has required multiple surgeries, including many neurosurgeries. Though there had been some challenges in her case, Xenia's family says they could not have asked for a more compassionate and empathetic team at Children's Minnesota.

Thriving with type 1 diabetes — Yesica’s story

Yesica was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus when she was 10 years old. After a decade of managing diabetes — through childhood, adolescence and now adulthood — Yesica has had the opportunity to learn a lot about her condition and herself.

A simple COVID-19 vaccine decision for their kids: the Reed family’s story

At the end of the day, all families want what's best for their little ones. And Children's Minnesota does too! That's why we encourage all eligible people to get vaccinated, including kids ages 5 years and older. Here to share why they got vaccinated and why they hope others do too is the Reed family.

New Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery clinic opens in Minneapolis

We're excited to be expanding neurosurgery services onto the Minneapolis campus and moving our St. Paul clinic to a renovated space.

One family’s reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine: freedom

To stay safe during the pandemic, 8-year-old Sam's family has had to keep their social interactions very limited. His battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia means he's more likely to become seriously sick if he got COVID-19. For the family, a vaccine for kids like Sam means a return to seeing family and friends without as much worry.

COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids 12+ approved, and more

The CDC approved the FDA's emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow kids ages 12 years and older to get a single booster dose, and more.

Celebrating Diwali

Monisha Husom, neonatal nurse practitioner and educator, shares more about how she celebrates Diwali and talks more about her work at Children’s Minnesota.

Two members discuss the importance of our equity and inclusion team

Brianna Scott and Keisha Powell discuss the importance of our equity and inclusion team.

Why the Wyrobek family looks forward to the long-awaited vaccine

Nico Wyrobek’s household is full – she and her husband have seven kids who keep them busy. While three are adults who are out of the house and have long since been vaccinated against COVID-19, the family still has four young children who have yet to be eligible for the vaccine. Nico talks about the struggles her family has faced during the pandemic and why her young kids can't wait for their turn to finally get their shots.

Community Connect helps families find critical resources and thrive

At Children’s Minnesota, we know that good health requires more than good health care. In fact, 80% of a child’s health is tied to where they live, learn and play. That’s why we have the Community Connect program. The program helps connect families in our Minneapolis and St. Paul Primary Care Clinics to existing community resources.