In the summer of 2019, the pulmonologists at Children’s Minnesota treated and reported the first cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) in Minnesota. By the beginning of December 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had received more than 2,290 reports of EVALI (including 34 deaths) from all state […]
Category: "Child Safety"
October 6-12 is observed as Infant Safe Sleep Week, but MNAAP’s Child Safety Work Group is reminding members that pediatricians play a role every day in helping parents understand the importance of safe sleep. An analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) found that of the 90 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) in 2016 and 2017, […]
Children have many points of interaction with motor vehicles long before they themselves become licensed drivers, and as pediatricians we can help reinforce to their caregivers the many opportunities that exist to keep children safe. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), 27 children and teens between the ages of 0 and 18 […]
In less than a week, Minnesota law will require drivers to put down their phones and go hands-free while driving. The state’s hands-free cell phone law takes effect Aug. 1 and makes Minnesota the 19th state, along with Washington, D.C., to enact laws regarding hands-free use while driving. The new law allows drivers over 18 […]
Under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, the use of e-cigarettes and vapes, often called vaping, will be subject to the same prohibitions and restrictions as cigarette smoking beginning Aug. 1, protecting Minnesotans from exposure to e-cigarette use in all restaurants, bars and almost all indoor workplaces and public places. Despite common misperceptions, e-cigarette aerosol […]