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Novel drug is potential game changer for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

A new antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) that targets B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is showing early promise in the fight against childhood leukemia. ALL is a cancer that involves the white blood cells of the bone marrow. It is the most common leukemia diagnosed in children and young adults.

Fellowship for pediatric otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery in Ethiopia will provide life-changing care

Access to life-changing care will improve for children with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other head and neck malformations in Ethiopia thanks to a first-of-its-kind fellowship created with the guidance of two kid experts in the ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program at Children’s Minnesota.

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.

Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as 2023 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly

Children’s Minnesota is proud to congratulate 173 professional staff members who have been recognized as 2023 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The annual list was determined by a survey of thousands of licensed doctors in the Twin Cities.

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.

Andy Rowe, neonatal transport coordinator, receives Caregiver of the Year award from MHA

As coordinator of neonatal transport services, Andy leads the team responsible for the safe transfer of approximately 500 newborns annually to the pediatric health system’s neonatal intensive care units (NICU).

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd honored by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Children’s Minnesota congratulates Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, chief education officer and medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, for winning the Eric Dick Child Advocacy Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Advice from child psychologists about approaching the topic of suicide with pediatric patients

One way providers can help children and teens with their mental health is to simply talk about it – don’t be afraid to ask. If during a visit you feel concerned for your patient, don’t delay in starting the conversation.

Preparing for RSV: New prevention drug and 2023 forecast

A new FDA-approved RSV preventative drug called Beyfortus could be a game-changer in the fight against RSV during the upcoming fall and winter. Learn more about Beyfortus and what health experts are expecting the severity of RSV is going to be this year.

Diagnosing kids using family medical history or genetic testing, or both

In a Talking Pediatrics Crack the Case episode about family medical history and genetic testing, Dinel Pond, lead genetic counselor at Children’s Minnesota, discuss three cases that presented in the Minneapolis clinic, getting a comprehensive and useful family history, and tips to navigate (and explain) genetic testing with families.