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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Type 1 diabetes shock to parents’ system

Rebecca Spehar writes about her and husband Dave's experience after their son, Finn, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a 4-year-old.

Why she rocks: “I’m a senior in high school, and have always been interested in the medical field. I decided to volunteer at Children’s for many reasons; mainly to give back to my community and to the people that help others every day. Also, I love cuddling with babies!”

Ask Dr. Gigi

Tips for choosing a doctor

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares tips for choosing a pediatrician.

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Minnesota spring means ticks, health risks

With ticks come high rates of tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease. Get the facts and learn how to prevent tick-borne illnesses.

Dr. Laura Gandrud receives award for pediatric diabetes work

Dr. Gandrud is the recipient of the 2016 “Consumer/Patient Experience Award” from Women’s Health Leadership TRUST.

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Diabetes

Children’s Minnesota answers questions you may have regarding children with diabetes.

Clinicians from the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

Midwest Fetal Care Center

Midwest Fetal Care Center is the first and largest advanced fetal care program in the Upper Midwest. Providing expanded access to prenatal care.

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What is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome?

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

Calendar of Events

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CCRN- Neonatal Certification Review Seminar

May 02, 2016 7:30 AM – May 03, 2016 4:00 PM, Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: Investing in our future: Putting at-risk Kids First

May 05, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, St. Paul

6th Annual Nursing Professional Development Conference (May 9th session)

May 09, 2016, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM, St. Paul

News & Press Releases

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25th annual Children’s Minnesota Star Gala raises $2 million to support cutting-edge pediatric diabetes care

The 25th annual Children's Minnesota Star Gala raised $2 million to support cutting-edge pediatric diabetes care.

Heart Patient Lana Featured on WCCO-TV’s Kylie’s Kids

Children's Minnesota heart patient Lana was featured on WCCO-TV's Kylie's Kids.

Dr. Gandrud and Patient Abbie Discuss the Diabetes Program and Star Gala

Dr. Gandrud, pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Minnesota, and patient Abbie Nelson discuss pediatric Type 1 diabetes and the annual Star Gala.

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