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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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.

Baby Diana becomes Minnesota’s youngest patient to receive cochlear implant after battle with meningitis

As an infant, Diana was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, a rare and potentially life-threatening condition that took her ability to hear in one ear. During her care journey, she had a cochlear implant placed to restore her hearing and became the youngest patient in Minnesota – and the second-youngest patient in the country – to ever have this procedure.

Children’s Minnesota doctor awarded with $100,000 childhood cancer research grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels

During the event, children battling cancer participated in Hyundai Hope On Wheels’ signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they dipped their hands in paint and placed their handprints on a white 2023 Hyundai Tucson.

Patient care supervisor shares her career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Makayla Dawson, patient care supervisor, has been working at Children's Minnesota for about a year now. She is sharing all her favorite things about working at Children's Minnesota.

Day of the Dozers 2023 raises more than $95,000 for new brain surgery suite at Children’s Minnesota, fundraising efforts continue

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce Day of the Dozers 2023 paved the way to raise more than $95,000 for the organization’s hybrid intraoperative MRI neurosurgery suite.