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COVID-19 vaccine statement by infectious disease experts from Minnesota and Wisconsin

Children’s Minnesota has released a statement on behalf of nearly 100 infectious disease clinicians and researchers from Minnesota and Wisconsin, writing to share our perspective on COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 and sports: Which sports are safe for kids to play?

Learn more about the safety and risk of playing sports during COVID-19.

Children’s Minnesota nurse’s COVID-19 experience leads her to national conference

Deanna Jensen was deployed to New York City to help care for COVID-19 patients. Her team’s research at this hospital led her to a national conference presentation.

Compassion Project brings smiles and support to Children’s Minnesota colleagues

This summer, a group of employees at Children’s Minnesota joined together to support our colleagues through the pandemic. Their effort, called the Compassion Project, is focused on providing employees who are out of work due to personal illness with resources they may need, as well as items to brighten their day.

Safely celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out guidelines to help parents plan a safe celebration for their kids. Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, chief education officer at Children’s Minnesota, shared more about these guidelines.

Nothing short of amazing – Harper fights cancer

Harper was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in February 2020. In this Shine Bright for Cancer Kids story, be inspired by Harper's story of resilience and what makes her 'nothing short of amazing.'

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Oliver kicks cancer: Shine Bright for Cancer Kids story

Oliver is a sweet, thoughtful 5-year-old boy. He was born with Down syndrome, but doesn’t let that slow him down. In 2019, when he was only 4 years old, Oliver received bad news – he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Read his story here.

AFM: What is it and how can I prevent my child from getting it?

We talked with Dr. Farah Cassis-Ghavami, pediatric infectious diseases and HIV specialist at Children’s Minnesota, about AFM—what are the symptoms parents should watch for, how kids get it and how parents can prevent it.

Back to school concerns: COVID-19 and asthma

The recommendation for the administration of asthma medication has changed during the pandemic so, we talked with Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, which has one of the top pulmonology programs in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.

Connecting during a pandemic: Midwest Fetal Care Center reunion goes virtual

The first two years of the Midwest Fetal Care Center reunions were dedicated to the Spina Bifida families, but in 2020 it expanded to include all Midwest Fetal Care Center families. Read about how families bond together for the 2020 virtual reunion.