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February 7, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Wednesday that it would add congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) to the list of conditions for which Minnesota newborns are routinely screened. According to MDH, cCMV is the first infectious disease to be added to the panel. cCMV is the most common viral infection in newborns. Affected newborns are at risk for intellectual […]

January 31, 2022

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan earlier this week announced proposals to support Minnesota children and families in their supplemental budget recommendations for the upcoming legislative session. The proposal aims to make investments in schools, child care, and paid family and medical leave. In response to these recommendations, MNAAP President Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, applauded […]

January 21, 2022

The issue of advocating for pediatricians and addressing physician burnout in Minnesota has been raised several times over recent months in various MNAAP forums, including the November and January board of directors meetings, executive committee meetings and the all member survey. This topic has also been addressed at the National AAP level and also by […]

January 10, 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 AAP Advocacy Conference, held this year virtually March 20-22. The conference brings together pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists and pediatric trainees who share a passion for child health advocacy. This year’s virtual conference will feature distinguished guest speakers, advocacy skills-building and child health policy issue sessions and opportunities to learn […]

January 3, 2022

Each year, MNAAP brings together more than 100 residents, community pediatricians, and medical students to discuss and advocate for issues that have a direct effect on the health of Minnesota children. We want you to join us to make 2022 the most impactful year yet. Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol will be held virtually through Zoom, on Tuesday, March […]

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