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September 23, 2019

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 […]

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 […]

MNAAP President-Elect Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, attended the May 2019 signing ceremony of the bill which formed the Rare Disease Advisory Council. His attendance was at the request of the family who advocated for its creation, and he shares these thoughts with Minnesota Pediatrician. “I’m not sure if you remember me, but I am Chloe […]

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