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June 25, 2021

Thanks to the collaboration of MNAAP member Katy Miller, MD, FAAP, Laura Hooper, MS, RD, and Sarah Espinoza, PhD, a new movement and mindfulness resource exists for adolescents. The Move and Thrive website was developed with input from a youth advisory board and community advisory board, which helped the team develop adolescent-friendly content. The website is free to use. […]

Severe obesity is affecting increasing numbers of youth. While overall rates of childhood obesity are plateauing, severe obesity is on the rise. Nearly 10 percent of 12-to-15-year-olds and 14 percent of 16-to-19-year-olds have severe obesity. An increasing number of these young people are developing what are considered adult diseases: type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obstructive […]

Considerable interest has been engendered nationally for developing and implementing testing of newborn infants for congenital infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV). Currently, newborn screening in Minnesota consists of three simple tests: blood spot screening, hearing screening, and pulse oximetry screening. In Minnesota, the newborn dried blood spot tests over 60 disorders, examining for a variety of […]

MNAAP’s long-time lobbyist and policy advocate Eric Dick passed away suddenly in January 2021. Eric was deeply committed to improving the health and wellbeing of every child in Minnesota and he not only personally fought for policies to achieve this goal, but also engaged so many beyond himself in the legislative process. Through the annual […]

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