By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, pediatrician at Children’s Minnesota and MNAAP president-elect For me, it was the aftermath of the February shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It is not that I wasn’t concerned before by all the other shootings and hadn’t written many letters to the editor and participated in countless […]
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By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, Children’s Minnesota On a cold and windy March morning, about 20 pediatricians and pediatric residents joined with 20,000 other Minnesotans to rally against gun violence at the Capitol in the aftermath of the senseless deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida six weeks earlier. This was the […]
By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP Sterilization of minors is an uncommon procedure in pediatric practices, but an important one to understand if a family requests information about it. This article will help to understand what the ethical issues are and how to proceed if it is requested for your patient. Typically, this issue is only […]
By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, MNAAP Board of Directors; Maggie Dreon, MS, CGC, Amy Gaviglio, MS, CGC, Sondra Rosendahl, MS, CGC, Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Screening Program Minnesota has a long history of being a leader in newborn screening, often being one of the first states to tackle a new initiative or add a new […]