Adolescence is a developmental inflection point replete with vast changes across biological, social and psychological domains. Not surprisingly, it is arguably one of the most misunderstood periods of human development. Of the many misconceptions regarding adolescence, few are more ubiquitous than the notion that it is a time of inevitable depression and prolonged psychological turmoil. […]
Category: "Behavioral Health"
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]