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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.

Our kid experts join Becker’s Hospital Review’s 13th Annual Meeting

We’re excited that four of our kid experts from Children’s Minnesota will join Becker’s Hospital Review’s 13th Annual Meeting: Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO; Jennifer Olson, SVP & chief operations officer; James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations and chief equity and inclusion officer; and Laurin Cathey, senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Children’s Minnesota attended the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Were you in Washington D.C. for the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in April 2023? Children’s Minnesota was! PAS is the premier national meeting for pediatric research at every career stage.

Health care equity includes hair care

Historically, Black patients have experienced disparities across the spectrum of health care, even when it comes to the most basic of patient needs – hair care. That’s why a team of nurses at Children’s Minnesota set out to address the issue and improve hair care for children in the hospital with textured hair.

New AAP guidelines for hyperbilirubinemia

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published revised clinical guidelines for treating hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. In the Talking Pediatrics episode, “Code Yellow: New Guidelines for Hyperbilirubinemia,” host Dr. Gabi Hester discusses the new guidelines for diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Jordan Blessing, a pediatric hospitalist at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota opens new mental health day treatment program in Roseville

Annually, the Roseville PHP is expected to care for approximately 350 children between the ages of 6 and 18, if they are attending high school. It’s one of the few programs providing this level acute mental health care to children as young as 6 years old in the east metro.

Lavender Magazine features Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd as January cover story

The cover of Lavender Magazine’s 2023 Health and Wellness issue features a familiar face – Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health program.