Articles from the December 2019 Minnesota Pediatrician Immunizations and Firearm Violence Top MNAAP’s 2020 Legislative Priorities Word from the President: Lori DeFrance, MD, FAAP Update on E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury in Minnesota What We Could Do with a Prophylactic Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine Senior Pediatricians Connect at December Lunch The Core of Adolescent […]
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Articles from the September 2019 Minnesota Pediatrician Making a Healthier Minnesota Starts Now Word from the President: Lori DeFrance, MD, FAAP Gender Health Program Offers Sensitive, Affirming Care Food Insecurity Screening in Two Settings Cars and Kids: Communicating Passenger Safety From Consultation to Special Connection Did you know…the MN Chapter of the AAP works closely […]
Seventy-five percent of pregnancies among adolescents are unplanned and every day in the state of Minnesota, approximately eight adolescents become pregnant and six give birth. Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and etonogestrel implants (Nexplanon), are the first-line contraceptive method for adolescents, yet fewer than 5 percent of adolescents ages 15-19 use these […]
Many of us are members of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) as well as National American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). However, until I started attending national AAP meetings on behalf of our chapter in my role as president – elect (VP) of the Minnesota Chapter, I really had no idea […]
Children have many points of interaction with motor vehicles long before they themselves become licensed drivers, and as pediatricians we can help reinforce to their caregivers the many opportunities that exist to keep children safe. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), 27 children and teens between the ages of 0 and 18 […]