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November 16, 2018

Although the number of children with elevated blood lead levels continues to decrease, lead exposure remains a problem in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Lead and Healthy Homes Program is planning to update its Childhood Blood Lead Clinical Treatment Guidelines for Minnesota and welcomes input from pediatricians who wish to help revise these guidelines. […]

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 […]

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 Eileen Crespo, MD, FAAP, Vice President of Medical Services, Delta Dental Minnesota; pediatrician at Hennepin Healthcare When I was a child, I remember sitting with fluoride trays in my mouth for what seemed like hours at the dentist. Then, you couldn’t eat for an hour. The advent of fluoride varnish has changed all of […]

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