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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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.

Sarah opens up about pregnancy loss: She offers tips for support

When families experience a pregnancy loss, it is important to lead with empathy. Empathy can be brief and powerful, and it can help the person feel understood and cared for during an often scary, emotionally difficult time. Sarah, who has suffered through three miscarriages, shared some of her reflections on the experience and advice on supporting families.

What parents should know about pronouns

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program, shares what parents should know about pronouns and how we can start talking about pronouns in day-to-day life.

Freya learns to walk again through virtual care

Freya's mom has been surprised at the progress her daughter has made working with her physical therapist over virtual care. The family lives three hours from the Twin Cities and they've found few options nearby that fit Freya’s needs.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Estibaliz

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with Estibaliz Quintero Varela, a resource navigator with Children's Minnesota Community Connect, to learn more about her heritage and celebrate her amazing contributions of our Children's Minnesota community.

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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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Tips to 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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Calendar of Events

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Announcing the launch of Children’s Minnesota Virtual Grand Rounds

April 20, 2020 8 a.m. – December 25, 2020 9 a.m.

VIRTUAL Day of the Dozers

August 15, 2020 9 a.m. – December 31, 2020 11:59 p.m.

Virtual group: October 26 Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

October 26, 2020, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

News & Press Releases

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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.

Dr. Goepferd shares the importance of normalizing pronouns in clinical practice

Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, Children’s Minnesota’s chief education officer, medical director of the Gender Health Program, presented “Support Without Steering: Gender Identity in Pediatric Populations” to the internal medicine pediatrics clinicians at Park Nicollet in Maple Grove, Minn. on Oct. 14, 2020. The information shared focused on supporting gender diverse kids and adolescents, and included tips to make patients feel comfortable during appointments. Dr. Goepferd also shared how she supports the parents and caregivers of her patients.

Children’s Minnesota earns national recognition for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation

Children’s Minnesota earned platinum level recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.

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