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August 1, 2013

By Dave Aughey, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Chlamydia genital infections are the most commonly reported infectious diseases in Minnesota. The burden of infection is most common among sexually experienced adolescents and young adults. Substantial health disparities exist — with the prevalence among blacks more than 10 times […]

May 25, 2013

By Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hennepin County Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Almost invariably, with warmer weather comes plenty of Emergency Department and physician office visits for management of childhood injuries. Trauma is the leading preventable health problem for children. According to data from […]

By Julie Boman, MD, FAAP, pediatrician at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota As pediatricians, we are well-versed in the rising rates of obesity among children over the past fifty years. Childhood obesity is theoretically a simple disease to treat: eat less, move more. But as most of us know, simple theories are often hard […]

By Joel V. Oberstar, MD, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at PraireCare Many youngsters experience adverse childhood events and psychosocial stressors and seem to take it “all in stride.” Indeed, many clinicians who work with children on a regular basis find their resilience to be inspiring. Some kids, however, find that adverse events and the […]

By Peter S. Jensen, MD, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic The Minnesota Collaborative Psychiatric Consultation Service has been in place since August 1, 2012. On April 1, Allina Health joined Mayo Clinic, PrairieCare, Sanford Health, and Essentia. Together, the partners’ child and adolescent psychiatrists and triage mental health professionals […]

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