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Category: "Behavioral Health"

November 21, 2018

The shortage of quality mental health professionals and psychiatrists impacts both patient and provider access to psychiatric specialists. PAL is designed to help healthcare providers gain immediate and free access to mental health professionals and psychiatrists in Minnesota by providing consults, triage and referrals. PAL is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 […]

November 5, 2018

By Christina Falgier, MD, Essentia Health St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, Neonatology, Section Chair While the number of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has decreased in our NICU at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in Duluth, it remains a significant problem for our patients and their families. In the past year, approximately 6 percent […]

August 15, 2018

Kari Schneider, MD, FAAP, University of Minnesota Medical School The 2018 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report, released in June by the Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center (HYD•PRC) at the University of MN, provides a great look at the sexual health of Minnesota’s youth. Most notably, adolescent pregnancy and birth rates are at “historic lows” […]

June 6, 2018

By Lisa A. Schimmenti, MD, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, and Abby Meyer, MD, Children’s Minnesota  The 2018 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) National Meeting was held March 18-20, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. As Minnesota’s AAP EHDI Chapter Champions, we attended the meeting and met with other Chapter Champions from across the country to […]

By Nicole Berning, MS, BCBA, Minnesota Department of Human Services Research shows that early identification and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) results in more favorable outcomes. However, a recent study of ASD in Minnesota found that children were identified at an average of 5 years old. To encourage early identification and intervention of ASD […]

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