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January 5, 2020

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. […]

Each year, MNAAP brings together more than 100 residents, community pediatricians and medical students to discuss and advocate for issues that have a direct effect on the health of Minnesota children. We want you to join us to make 2020 the most impactful year yet. Following a brief primer on the chapter’s positions, we’ll hear […]

December 27, 2019

Join us at the Celebrate Immunization Rally at the Capitol! Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (from 11-11:30 a.m.) will be the state’s biggest show of support for immunizations and their power to protect every Minnesota community from vaccine-preventable diseases. Stand alongside parents and other medical providers at the Minnesota State Capitol rotunda for the Celebrate Immunization Rally! MNAAP is a […]

November 18, 2019

Following the 2017 measles outbreak, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Somali outreach staff conducted a telephone survey with 300 Somali Minnesota families who had previously delayed vaccination with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The results of this survey have been shared through an infographic available in English and Somali. The infographic provides useful […]

October 18, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that influenza activity in the state for the week ending Oct. 5 was sporadic, making this a good window of time to remind patients and their caregivers to get the influenza vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to recommend routine influenza immunization of all children without medical contraindications, starting […]

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