When I was 8 or 9 years old, I watched my younger sister, not yet 4 years old, jump off the diving board wearing her “bubble” (an inflated football shaped flotation device belted around her waist). The bubble floated to the surface; she did not. My young self swam to help her, and we both […]
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By Vijay Chawla, MD, FAAP; and Sylvia Sekhon, MD, FAAP The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) identified that children of Somali descent who were 24 months of age had an MMR vaccination rate of nearly half that of their non-Somali peers: 46 percent compared to the rate among non-Somali children, which was 88 percent. During […]
By Mat Edick, Ph.D.; Amy Gaviglio, MS, LCGC; Chuck Oberg, MD, MPH, FAAP; and Sue Berry, MD, FAAP Newborn screening (NBS) is a baby’s first medical screen, but not all parents receive the screening results or understand their impact. Primary care providers are often the only way parents receive their child’s newborn screening results; however, […]
By Christopher Vara, MD; Sarah Kelly, DPT, Shriners Healthcare For Children — Twin Cities Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) can be a frustrating diagnosis because the cause is unknown in more than 80 percent of cases. Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities offers a non-traditional 3D treatment approach for AIS. Therapists instruct patients using scoliosis […]
The beginning weeks and months of a new year often give way to moments of reflection and preparation. I have taken a moment to look back on 2018. With abundant optimism, I am recalibrating for upcoming opportunities and challenges ahead in 2019. At our last meeting of 2018, the MNAAP board members reviewed the 2019 […]