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 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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Music therapy helps patients like Mia stay positive through treatment

A growing amount of evidence suggests that the power of music can have significant benefits to patients and their families in clinical settings. Learn more about the benefits of music therapy here.

Senator Tina Smith visits Children’s Minnesota to discuss insulin affordability

Minnesota Senator Tina Smith recently visited Children’s Minnesota to discuss issues that face families with kids suffering from childhood diabetes.

Winter car seat guidelines: Remove winter jackets before putting kids in car seats

As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of the car seat. Learn more about winter car seat guidelines here.

Work Here Wednesday: Clinical support associate/nursing assistant

Children's Minnesota is seeking to fill clinical support associate positions and in a variety of departments at our hospitals. Interested? Apply today.

Dr. Lia Gravari answers questions experts have about neonatal pneumonia

Dr. Lia Gravari, a neonatologist at Children’s Minnesota, provided her expert insights about neonatal pneumonia, one of the leading causes of neonatal respiratory distress in a question-and-answer style article in Infectious Disease Advisor.

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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.

Children’s Minnesota reaches audiences across the country through coverage on the dangers of vaping

Children's Minnesota has garnered extensive national attention on the topic of vaping, and has become the thought leader on the subject.

What parents need to know about e-cigarettes and vaping

Nearly 25 percent of teens use battery-powered smoking devices known as e-cigarettes or vapes. Dr. Gigi Chawla shares more about these devices and how to deter your teen from using them.

Calendar of Events

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BEEN (Black Employee Empowerment Network) Book Drive

October 1, 2019 12 a.m. – November 30, 2019 12 a.m.

Grand Rounds: Moving Out of the Blind Spot: Interrupting Human Trafficking

November 21, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

North Oaks Home Tour and Holiday Boutique

November 22, 2019 9 a.m. – November 23, 2019 2 p.m., Saint Paul

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Senator Tina Smith visits Children’s Minnesota to discuss insulin affordability

Minnesota Senator Tina Smith recently visited Children’s Minnesota to discuss issues that face families with kids suffering from childhood diabetes.

Children’s in the news 11/5/2019

Children’s Minnesota experts were featured in a variety of news segments across broadcast, print and online media. The below are highlights of coverage from October 2019.

Patsy Stinchfield, PNP, honored with Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award for vaccination advocacy work

Congratulations to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Patsy Stinchfield on being selected by the National Meningitis Association (NMA) Board of Directors as this year’s recipient of NMA’s Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award!

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