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.

Children’s Minnesota Stories

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Looking after your child’s mental health this back-to-school season

Forest Juvland, LICSW, partial hospitalization program therapist at our specialty center in Lakeville, talks about how going back to school may affect children’s mental health.

Austin’s cleft lip and palate story

We first met the O’Neil family in 2019 when they shared their son’s, Austin’s, cleft lip and palate story. Parents, Bridget and Patrick, explained how their Children’s Minnesota cleft and craniofacial team partnered with them from the birth of Austin through today.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd applauds Gov. Walz ban on conversion therapy

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, was invited to the governor’s order to talk about why the ban is important for LGBTQ kids.

Resetting your kids’ screen time in the summer

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, gives advice for families and resetting screen time limits.

Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville honored for outstanding design

The center is featured in Minnesota Physician's Health Care Architecture and Design Honor Roll 2021. The award honors outstanding achievement in the design of new health care facilities.

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Health experts share their insights about COVID-19 and kids in Minnesota Family Physician magazine

In the fall 2020 edition of Minnesota Family Physician magazine, Children’s Minnesota clinicians shared their expertise on the impact COVID-19 has had on kids, covering COVID-19 epidemiology, clinical trends and mental health considerations.

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.

Calendar of Events

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Managing diabetes: Preparing for life after high-school 8/2

August 2, 2021, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic 2021

August 5, 2021 7:30 a.m. – August 8, 2021 12 p.m., White Bear Lake

Virtual group: August 9 Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

August 9, 2021, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

News & Press Releases

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Children’s Minnesota experts present at the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference

Dr. Nathaniel Kreykes, pediatric surgeon and trauma medical director at Children’s Minnesota, presented at the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference virtually on Thursday, July 15, with Laura Plasencia, trauma services manager at Children’s Minnesota, as the moderator for this session.

Children’s Minnesota Partners in Pediatrics clinics in Maple Grove and Plymouth rank as the Best Pediatrics Practices

Children’s Minnesota's primary care clinics, Partners in Pediatrics, in Maple Grove and Plymouth were recognized as the Best Pediatric Practices in their respective cities for 2021.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd applauds Gov. Walz ban on conversion therapy

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, was invited to the governor’s order to talk about why the ban is important for LGBTQ kids.

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