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Archive: Month: February 2019

February 27, 2019

The 2019 legislative session began with a crack of the Speaker’s gavel at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Families of members joined them for the traditional pomp and circumstance that mark the beginning of a legislative session. Legislators returned to a different Capitol, with several new faces and personalities. The DFL bucked history and successfully […]

By Eileen Crespo, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician at Hennepin Healthcare and Vice President of Medical Services at Delta Dental of Minnesota Eileen Crespo, MD, FAAP, recently returned from a trip to the United States – Mexico border to provide medical attention to migrants awaiting admission to the U.S. She offers this reflection of her experience to Minnesota […]

By Nathan Chomilo, MD, FAAP, Park Nicollet Health Services/HealthPartners; Krishnan Subrahamanian, MD, FAAP, Hennepin Healthcare When it comes to education, health, and economic outcomes, Minnesota remains a national leader, ranking the 4th best state for children in America. Yet that success is not uniformly distributed and is too frequently unrealized by children living in low-income […]

February 25, 2019

Two important bills related to vaccines were introduced in recent days. One, a proposal authored by Sen. Chris Eaton (DFL – Brooklyn Center), would allow exemptions from immunizations required for school for medical contraindication only. In the House, Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL – Golden Valley) submitted a bill to provide culturally appropriate education on the […]

February 11, 2019

Legislation to prohibit the use of so-called “conversion therapy” has been introduced in recent weeks and is set for its first hearing on Feb. 13. The therapy would be prohibited for minors under a bill set to be heard in the House this week. MNAAP Past President Marilyn Peitso, MD, is scheduled to testify in […]

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