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.

Filter by:

Children’s Minnesota starts breast pump loaner program

We’re excited to announce that Children’s Minnesota now offers a free breast pump loaner program.

Loaner hearing aid program help brothers Connor and Roman prepare for cochlear implants

Tyla and Matt weren’t sure what was possible after they learned their second child Connor was born with significant hearing loss. With the expert care Connor received while getting a cochlear implant at Children’s Minnesota – they knew exactly what to do when their other son, Roman, was also born with significant hearing loss.

What does an integrated behavioral health specialist do?

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re highlighting Children’s Minnesota kid expert, Sarah Quinn, LICSW, integrated behavioral health specialist, to learn more about her role and tips for families to de-stress and take care of their mental health.

Celebrating AAPI Month with the Children’s Minnesota Asian ERG leaders

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we’re highlighting the leaders of Children’s Minnesota’s Asian Employee Resource Group (ERG), Rachel King, director of finance, and Leslie Yang-Ellis, talent acquisition consultant, to learn more about their experiences at Children’s Minnesota and how they’re celebrating AAPI Heritage Month.

Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare renewals

If you and your family use Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare for medical insurance, you will need to re-apply to keep the coverage. Learn more about when you need to renew and what to do to keep your coverage.

Emergency department RN shares her seven-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Kristine Waller, emergency department (ED) RN, has been working at Children’s Minnesota for seven years now. She is sharing all of her favorite things about her career.

Children’s Minnesota opens a new specialty center in Maple Grove!

Children's Minnesota is opening a new specialty center in Maple Grove to provide additional quality care to the northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more about the differences between our clinics in Maple Grove.

Why mental health concerns among kids and teens rise in spring and what families can do to help

The number of kids and teens experiencing mental health issues typically increases in the spring. If you’re recognizing they are stressed or overwhelmed, there are readily available resources.

Celebrating music therapist Natasha Stark during Music Therapy Week

May 8-12, 2023, is Music Therapy Week at Children's Minnesota! To celebrate, we're highlighting Natasha Stark, music therapist, at our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Lakeville and St. Paul campus. Natasha will be sharing more about her job and music therapy.

How to support a family with a child in the hospital

Many of us have unfortunately been in this situation: Your friend’s family has a child in the hospital, maybe it’s for one day, one week or longer. It’s hard to know what to do for your friend and their family. Our FAC families are providing you with first-hand accounts of different ways they felt supported and helped throughout their child’s stay at Children’s Minnesota.