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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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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Choosing Children’s: Sydney Mueller

“For a three-year period, clinics and hospitals became a routine place for my family and me.  My brother was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was just three years old, I was eight at the time.  Throughout these seemingly endless visits, the most vivid memories I have are of Children’s hospital.  I remember not being as upset about going into the big building, because there was always something exciting waiting on the inside.  At Children’s it wasn’t just doctors and needles, it was activity books and dollhouses.  Along with these luxuries came the most invaluable prize of all, my brother’s health.  My family and I are so very grateful for the wonderful treatment and attention the whole family was given.  When Children’s healed my brother, they healed my family.

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Wonderground now is Rock the Cradle Radio

The Current's Rock the Cradle Radio offers the best music for children and adults to enjoy as a family, presented by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Peter Harrington

Mounds View teen back on ice after brain infection

Peter Harrington returned to hockey after a life-saving brain surgery from what started as a sinus infection.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids and heart health

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to talk about kids and heart health.

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What is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome? | Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Get all the facts about hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) from Children's Minnesota.

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Get all the facts on influenza from Children's infectious disease experts.

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Get all the facts about concussions from the Children's Minnesota experts.

Calendar of Events

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Water Park of America

Jan 01, 2016 12:00 AM – Mar 31, 2016 11:59 PM, Bloomington

Native American use of the emergency department

Feb 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: Getting “What’s Wrong” Right – How to Diagnose Better

Feb 18, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, St. Paul

News & Press Releases

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Zika virus

What Minnesotans need to know about Zika virus

Zika primarily infects humans and other primates and is spread through bites by the Aedes mosquito species.

High school students get a first-hand look inside Children’s Minnesota Emergency Department

Students from VANTAGE, Minnetonka's Advanced Professional Studies Program, visited the Children’s Minnesota Simulation Center and worked side-by-side with the medical team in the Trauma Unit of the Emergency Department.

Patsy Stinchfield weighs in on how the Zika virus affects Minnesotans

Learn more about the mosquito-borne Zika virus from Patsy Stinchfield, director of infection prevention and control at Children’s Minnesota.


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