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Archive: Month: March 2021

March 23, 2021

As part of a special meeting held Thursday, March 18, the MNAAP anti-racism task force co-chairs shared the group’s recommendations to the board of directors and asked that by June 1, the board report back which recommendations they can implement through one or more action steps within a given timeframe of six months, one year […]

March 16, 2021

March 2021 Minnesota Pediatrician Word from the President: Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP 2021 Legislature Focuses on Budget Anti-Racism Task Force Addresses Chapter, Foundation with Recommendations School-Based Health Centers in Minnesota During the Pandemic: Anchors of Stability and Vital Bridges to Reach Child, Youth and Families Recent Research Trends in Pediatric Anxiety: Four Points for Pediatricians […]

 Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are three times more likely to become daily cigarette smokers than those who have never vaped.  The most recent survey of Minnesota’s students showed that more than one in 10 eight graders had vaped in the previous 30 days, and nearly one in 10 eleventh graders were vaping daily.   Nicotine […]

Clubfoot is a developmental deformity that typically occurs in the second trimester of pregnancy.  A newborn’s foot or feet appear rotated internally at the ankle, the foot points down and inward and the soles of the feet face each other.  Alongside bone malformations, there are vascular abnormalities, muscle lesions, abnormal muscle insertions and fibrosis within […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unfortunate impact on childhood vaccinations. As early as April 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that the administration of childhood immunizations had plummeted, and the Minnesota of Department of Health reported a 70 percent decline in the administration of the MMR vaccine. Shelter-in-place orders and the […]

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