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February 2, 2017

By Mike Severson, MD, FAAP Registering for this year’s Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol, set for March 21, generated a reflection on my 20 plus years of advocacy. I have always enjoyed Peds’ Day but recall early on the anxiety that visiting with my legislator brought. Visiting an environment daunting in scope and history, coupled […]

August 18, 2015

By Michael Severson, MD, FAAP; Susan Schloff, MD, FAAP; Faith Kidder, APRN, CPNP, MS, PHN, Minnesota Department of Health The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently updated its vision screening guidelines and best practices in a succinct, easy-to-access document for providers who do not have the time nor the need to scan a procedure manual. […]

February 4, 2015

In St. Cloud, pediatricians are flown in on a regular basis to help staff the local PICU. In Mankato, about one quarter of hospitalists are residents of Wisconsin or communities outside the city. Locum tenens are plugged in at hospitals and clinics all over the state. Recruiting and retaining full-time primary care providers at various […]

May 7, 2014

By Michael Severson, MD, FAAP, pediatrician and EHDI Advisory Board Member; Faith Kidder, CPNP, Child and Teen Checkups at the Minnesota Department of Health, and Cara Weston, Newborn & Child Follow Up Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health Hearing screeners in Minnesota have a valuable new resource in the Guidelines for Hearing Screening after […]

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