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Perspective: Stress and anxiety in kids and teens

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, pediatrician and chief education officer at Children's Minnesota, discussed youth mental health and how clinicians can help in the Talking Pediatrics podcast episode, “The Impact of Anxiety and Stress on Kids and Families,” with Dr. Sara Gonzales Rodriguez, pediatric psychologist at Children’s Minnesota.

Harriet’s story: Rare fetal heart tumor successfully removed by maternal-fetal-cardiology team

At their 20-week ultrasound, Hannah and Josh learned their unborn daughter had an extremely rare cardiac tumor called a pericardial teratoma, which can grow to compress her tiny heart and result in cardiac failure Their baby Harriet’s chance of survival was less than 40 percent. From 2000-2020, only 55 fetal pericardial teratomas were reported worldwide.

When mechanical circulatory support and transplantation are required to save a young life

Collaborative cardiovascular care turned a life-threatening condition into a second chance for a 17-year-old male who needed a left ventricular assist device as a bridge to heart transplantation.

Business Journal honors four Children’s Minnesota Kid Experts as 2023 Health Care Heroes

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal selected four of our Kid Experts as 2023 Health Care Heroes.

66 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Rising Stars by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

The ninth edition of the Top Doctors: Rising Stars list highlights up-and-coming physicians who have been fully licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or less and are recognized for their achievements by peers.

Children’s Minnesota announces updated ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery subspecialty leadership

Children’s Minnesota is excited to announce that due to growth in the Cleft and Craniofacial program, the specialties are being split into their own respective multidisciplinary subspecialty programs.

Crack the Case: Hepatitis cases linked to adenovirus infection still a mystery

A mysterious wave of acute hepatitis in children remains under investigation and now spans 46 states and at least 11 countries in Europe and the Americas. In September 2022, an episode of Talking Pediatrics, “Crack the Case: Hepatitis, Adenovirus and a Boy with Yellow Eyes,” explored the case of a 4-year-old boy who presented at Children’s Minnesota with symptoms of possible hepatitis. Dr. Bryan Fate, primary care physician, and Dr. Rashedat Oshodi, resident from the University of Minnesota, discussed the case and the medical decisions that were involved.

Researcher spotlight: Dr. Brianne Roby, pediatric ENT and facial plastic surgery

Dr. Brianne Roby, director of the cleft and craniofacial team in the ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program on the St. Paul campus at Children’s Minnesota, has led research studies that span a wide range of topics. Some of Dr. Roby’s most extensive research work has been to apply various medical technologies to pediatric populations. Two areas Dr. Roby is especially passionate about include the use of eye-tracking technology and the use of nasometers with children.

Nation’s first pediatric hybrid intraoperative MRI neurosurgery suite opens at Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is now home to North America’s first pediatric hybrid intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) suite equipped with both moving-scanner and moving-patient MRI technology in the same surgical space.

Cardiovascular team training clinicians in India

To help improve the lives of many children around the world, physicians and nurses from Children’s Minnesota’s cardiovascular program have teamed up with other organizations to grow pediatric cardiac programs in regions with the greatest populations.