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.

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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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Asian-American youth struggling with COVID-19 and racism

The COVID-19 outbreak has been a challenging time for the nation and the rest of the world. Fears surrounding COVID-19 have led to racist thoughts and attacks on Asian-Americans. Here are tips for parents to help Asian-American youth.

Nurses of Color Employee Resource Group donation drive gives back to community

The Children’s Minnesota Nurses of Color (NOC) employee resource group (ERG) organized a donation drive in which 400+ diapers, 70+ packs of baby wipes, 80 rolls of toilet paper and more were donated to help the local community.

Elzie’s story: Labored breathing brings new family to Children’s Minnesota

Jordan and Jaare noticed their 5-week-old baby had labored breathing and later found out he had RSV at Children's Minnesota. They dedicate much of their lives to giving back to Children's Minnesota because of their amazing experience.

Telehealth implementation specialist shares more about virtual care at Children’s Minnesota

Miles Jarzyna, telehealth implementation specialist, shares more about his work and how virtual care has changed at Children's Minnesota since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Virtual panel discusses the impact of COVID-19 on hunger and health in our communities

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Children’s Minnesota President and CEO, Dr. Marc Gorelick, joined a virtual panel with Second Harvest Heartland and United States of Care to discuss how hunger and health are more connected than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Are COVID-19 and vaping connected? A pediatric pulmonologist explains.

For those who vape or smoke, the risks for complications if you get COVID-19 might be even greater. Dr. Anne Griffiths, a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Minnesota, explains the possible connection between vaping and COVID-19 complications.

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Your 2020 New Year’s resolution: Quit vaping

Quitting vaping isn't easy, that's why Dr. Anne Griffiths, pediatric pulmonologist and vaping expert at Children's Minnesota, is sharing how parents can help their kids quit vaping and e-cigarette usage this year.

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Vaping, e-cigs and tampered cartridges

Nearly 25 percent of teens use e-cigarettes or vapes. Experts at Children's Minnesota found a cluster of cases of severe lung damage in teens and young adults that they believe to be linked to vaping. With vaping becoming a national epidemic, concerned parents and news outlets have turned to Children's for answers.

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Sue Slocum selected as a 2020 Allocator Voice by Institutional Investor

Congratulations to Sue Slocum, chief investment officer at Children's Minnesota, for her recognition from Institutional Investor Network as a 2020 Industry Voice.

Dr. Gigi Chawla honored as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 Women in Business

Dr. Chawla is among 51 women recognized for their professional achievements and contributions to the Twin Cities community.

Children’s Minnesota occupational therapist Courtney Cahow talks virtual care

Courtney Cahow, occupational therapist at Children’s Minnesota Maple Grove rehab clinic, tells her positive experience with virtual care and how she will use it to continue to enhance her practice.

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