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August 5, 2016

By Andrew Kiragu, MD I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as your president. I have some pretty big shoes to fill following in the footsteps of my predecessor, Dr. Susan Berry. Please join me in congratulating her for doing an outstanding job in representing our Chapter and the children of our state. […]

By Sarah Atunah Jay, MD As a pediatric physician, I have only once attended the funeral of a patient. It is a rare situation that children die, and I have been fortunate to have encountered very few of those occasions. A child’s death is traumatic to all parties involved: family members, friends, medical providers. As […]

By Eric, Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist The 2016 legislative session began with optimism for action on key items yet largely fizzed in the last minutes of session. With a large surplus awaiting legislators when the session began in March, elected officials hoped to pursue a broad agenda including significant new investments in the state’s transportation system, […]

By Sondra Rosendahl, MS, CGC; Maggie Dreon, MS, CGC; Amy Gaviglio, MS, CGC; and Beth-Ann Bloom, MS, CGC, Certified genetic counselors with the Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Screening Program Newborn screening is the process of identifying newborns at risk for hidden, rare disorders and connecting them with health care providers who coordinate early diagnosis and […]

By Elsa Keeler, MD, MPH When a child age birth to five is at risk for or identified with developmental delays, referral for education evaluation through Minnesota’s current Help Me Grow connects the family to evaluation and possible early intervention/special education services. This robust system has positive developmental resources and assures early intervention for positive […]

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