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Archive: Month: February 2018

February 6, 2018

Maggie Dreon, MS, CGC, Sondra Rosendahl, MS, CGC, and Bridget Busacker, MA, Minnesota Department of Health Minnesota continues to be a leader in the country for timely and well-executed newborn screening. In 2017, Minnesota’s program added three new disorders (X-ALD, MPS I, and Pompe disease) to the newborn screening panel. In 2018, Minnesota will be […]

Paula Kocken, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Minnesota How would your local hospital respond to 15 pediatric victims of a disaster presenting to the emergency department (ED) in one hour? A surge of pediatric patients can come from a mass casualty event like the Boston Marathon or from a chlorine spill at a pool. […]

Lucien Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP, Diplomate of ABAM, University of Minnesota Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been added to the list of qualifying medical conditions for Minnesota Medical Cannabis. Patients certified to have ASD will be eligible to enroll in the program on July 1, 2018 and receive cannabis extracts from the state’s approved vendors […]

What made you decide to become a pediatrician? Describe your journey into medicine. I am from a small town in North Dakota and we had some pretty great role models for doctors, very dedicated people. I am an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. My mother really wanted her children to work […]

By Margo Roddy, MN Department of Health; Diane Peterson, Immunization Action Coalition Compulsory vaccination for children enrolled in childcare facilities and schools has been a major contributor to the longstanding success of the immunization program in Minnesota and in programs across the country. The recent occurrence of large measles outbreaks has served to shine a […]

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