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Archive: Month: February 2016

February 8, 2016

By MNAAP Policy Chair Anne Edwards, MD, FAAP Child advocacy might be defined as speaking out on behalf of children. And yet, it might be said that advocacy really begins with listening. As pediatricians with varied backgrounds, advocacy is at the core of our work. We are privileged to partner with children and families to […]

By Andrew J. Barnes, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota and Tom Scott, MD, Clinical Professor, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota Although there are normative challenges during childhood – for example, separating from parents for daycare – many […]

By Catherine L. Wright, PsyD, MS, LPCC, Glenace E. Edwall, PhD, PsyD, LP, MPP, and Tom Scott, MD Social emotional screening in primary care identifies infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in need of referral for mental health services. This screening process is currently receiving increased clinical and public health attention because of concerns about low rates […]

What does a typical day or week look like for you? After a long career as a primary care pediatrician, last year I switched gears and became a pediatric hospitalist at St. Cloud Hospital. Shifts vary from 9-12 hours in length. I take care of sick children and also healthy newborns, in support of a […]

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