Stories that change you forever

When you work with the most amazing people on earth, you’re bound to have some interesting stories to tell. Every day amazing things happen here at Children’s Minnesota. From a single child’s incredible story to a research breakthrough that helps thousands of kids, we have stories that will change the way you see the world.

Learn more about Children’s Minnesota news and events, what’s going on at our hospitals and clinics, and our experts in the news. You can also read stories written by our staff, patients and families.

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Children’s Minnesota nurse rallies support for Ukraine

For Tanya Russell, a registered nurse at Children's Minnesota and native of Ukraine, the crisis in her home country has been devastating. With support from Tanya's community and Children's Minnesota colleagues, they are giving back and making an impact for Ukrainians affected by the war.

Finn’s journey: a cutting-edge program at Children’s Minnesota helps preterm babies go home sooner

A new program at Children’s Minnesota, called Children’s in Home App-Based Monitoring Program (CHAMP), allows eligible preterm newborns to go home early.

Peyton’s story: from heart surgery at 4 days old to going home

Peyton has undergone six surgeries. And that was only in the first year of her life. Peyton was born with multiple congenital heart defects (CHD). Her parents Rachel and Ben got the diagnosis at the 20-week ultrasound. It quickly turned their excitement about having their first child into worry.

Breaking the binary: understanding gender expression

In the Talking Pediatrics podcast Breaking the binary: expanding gender identity and expression, Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, (they/she), medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, explores gender binary and the importance of expanding gender expression.

Tips to support your child’s mental health

Dr. Sarah Jerstad, a child psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, is talking about the importance of taking care of our mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month (May).

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CDC updates COVID-19 vaccine recommended wait time to eight weeks for some groups

On Feb. 22, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines to increase the wait time between the first and second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for some people.

Helping kids with the new N95 masking guidelines from the CDC

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares important tips for parents to keep their kids of all ages safely masked in public.

My child has COVID-19! Now what?

My child has COVID-19! Now what? Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, answers this question and more.

Calendar of events

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Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic – West St. Paul Clinic

May 10, 2022 5:30 p.m. – June 28, 2022 7:30 p.m., West St. Paul

Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic – Brooklyn Park Clinic

May 12, 2022 5:30 p.m. – June 30, 2022 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park

Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic – St. Paul Clinic

May 14, 2022 9 a.m. – June 25, 2022 3 p.m., Saint Paul

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James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, to serve on the GroundBreak Coalition

James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, will serve on the GroundBreak Coalition.

Breaking the binary: understanding gender expression

In the Talking Pediatrics podcast Breaking the binary: expanding gender identity and expression, Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, (they/she), medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, explores gender binary and the importance of expanding gender expression.

Outcomes worse for Black children with Type 1 diabetes, Children’s Minnesota study shows

The research found that Black children with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) were at a higher risk to be readmitted for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) compared to other racial groups, regardless of whether they lived in a high-opportunity or low-opportunity neighborhood.

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