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September 23, 2019

The annual MNAAP Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol is the chapter’s biggest advocacy event of the legislative calendar. Each year MNAAP brings together more than 100 residents, community pediatricians and medical students to discuss and advocate for issues that have a direct impact on the health of Minnesota children. Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol is set […]

September 19, 2019

Minnesota will be well-represented at the upcoming American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition October 25-29 in New Orleans. MNAAP members who will present as part of the five-day conference include: Melanie Brown, MD, FAAP – Opioids Through the Ages: Caring for Children and Families in the Wake of the Opioid Crisis Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP – Joint […]

September 18, 2019

The American Association of Pediatrics has called upon pediatricians to take an active role in screening for food insecurity in clinical settings and connecting families to food resources. Implementation of screening for food insecurity has accelerated rapidly over the past few years, but many questions remain, including where and how to screen, and what to […]

While nearly 3 percent of Minnesota high school students identify as gender diverse, many of them do not know where to turn when it comes to finding culturally sensitive, gender-affirming care. And despite recent advances in health care, transgender and gender-diverse youth continue to face significant health disparities, including higher rates of harassment, discrimination, homelessness, […]

I am grateful to have a cabin on Ojibway Lake just outside of Ely, Minnesota. It is a very quiet lake with a Boundary Waters-like landscape where I can truly relax and recharge. I hope that all of you have had the opportunity to do the same over the summer. At the 2019 American Academy […]

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