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 […]
Category: "Child Safety"
By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, pediatrician at Children’s Minnesota and MNAAP president-elect For me, it was the aftermath of the February shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It is not that I wasn’t concerned before by all the other shootings and hadn’t written many letters to the editor and participated in countless […]
By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, Children’s Minnesota On a cold and windy March morning, about 20 pediatricians and pediatric residents joined with 20,000 other Minnesotans to rally against gun violence at the Capitol in the aftermath of the senseless deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida six weeks earlier. This was the […]
By Rebecca E. Foell, MSW, LICSW, and Nancy S. Harper, MD, FAAP In 2016, The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital launched the first No Hit Zone in the state of Minnesota. A No Hit Zone is an environment in which no adult shall hit a child, no adult shall hit another adult, no […]
By Sarah Atunah Jay, MD As a pediatric physician, I have only once attended the funeral of a patient. It is a rare situation that children die, and I have been fortunate to have encountered very few of those occasions. A child’s death is traumatic to all parties involved: family members, friends, medical providers. As […]