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New Mexico among worst states for flu – KOAT Albuquerque,  Jan. 25, 2023

Worker classification rule ‘problematic’ for healthcare employers as written, coalition says – McKnights Senior Living,  Jan. 5, 2023

Louisiana Families for Vaccines | Press Club – Louisiana Public Broadcasting,  Dec. 5, 2022

Three Reasons to Join the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners With Student Ambassador Julia Srivastava – UCLA Nursing,  Dec. 1, 2022

Jessica Peck, DNP, on How to Talk to Teens About Mental Health – Clinical Advisor,  Nov. 16, 2022

Preterm Birth and Life-Long Health – Expert File,  Nov. 15, 2022

National Nurse Practitioner Week 2022:  Interview & Advocacy Guide – Nursing Colleges,  Nov. 15, 2022

Jordan hosts NAPNAP podcast series – The University of Alabama at Birmingham,  Nov. 8, 2022

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines – Contemporary Pediatrics, Oct. 24, 2022

That’s a Wrap: Best Practices for Safely Swaddling Your Newborn Baby – Pregnancy & Newborn, Oct. 20, 2022

Responding to increasing parental vaccine hesitancy – Contemporary Pediatrics, Oct. 13, 2022

Fewer than half of US adults plan to get flu vaccine despite warnings of a severe season – Healio, Oct. 4, 2022

Nursing Homes, Pelosi, and Beneficiary Advocates Weigh In On SCOTUS Case – Inside Health Policy, Sept. 28, 2022

How tech is transitioning pediatrics to a ‘new norm’ – Contemporary Pediatrics, Sept. 26, 2022

Farm bill should include protections for workers, prioritize climate, Oregon groups say – Salen Statesman Journal, Sept. 22, 2022

Q&A: ‘Honor her goals’ for breastfeeding – Healio, Aug. 29, 2022

Adolescents are ready for college: Is your practice? – Contemporary Pediatrics, Aug. 19, 2022

We’ve put America’s children last – and it showsThe Hill, Aug. 19, 2022

NAPNAP Takes the Pulse of the Profession – Clinical Advisor, Aug. 8, 2022

Medical Minute: Dana DeShonWeek 25 News, Jul. 28, 2022

NAPNAP Updates Position Statement on Access to Care – Clinical Advisor, Jul. 22, 2022

Vaccination Strategies to Keep Children With Special Needs Healthy – Clinical Advisor, June 23, 2022

The Common Infant Disorder Every Parent Should Know About – New Jersey Family, June 23, 2022

Minnesota expands COVID-19 antiviral access, closes some testing sites – Minnesota Star Tribune, June 22, 2022

CDC recommends Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months, clearing the way for vaccinations to begin soon – CNN, June 18. 2022

HHS withdraws Trump-era SUNSET rule – Healthcare Finance News, May 27, 2022

CDC recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster for kids 5-11 – Politico, May 19, 2022

Howes | Graceful Health: For mothers and more – Brattleboro Reformer, May 19. 2022

Clinician shortage threatens pediatric healthcare access, nurses group says – Becker’s Hospital Review, May 17, 2022

AHCA/NCAL, 15 other groups pressure HHS to extend public health emergency – McKnights Senior Living, May 12, 2022

Screening Tool Combats Food Insecurity and Pediatric Obesity – Clinical Advisor, May 5, 2022

Depression and Anxiety Reported in Teens With Type 1 Diabetes – Clinical Advisor, May 5, 2022

Direct Billing Guide for NPs Developed at CHOP – Clinical Advisor, May 3, 2022

Pediatric APRN Workforce Faces Constrained Pipeline – Clinical Advisor, May 3, 2022

Strategies to Support APRN Resilience Postpandemic – Clinical Advisor, April 7, 2022

A Perfect Storm: Rise in Eating Disorders Among Teens During COVID-19 – Clinical Advisor, April 7, 2022

PTSD From COVID-19 – Clinical Advisor, April 7, 2022

Legislation to Expand Children’s Access to Mental Health Care –, April 7, 2022

Sen. Coons and colleagues introduce bipartisan bill to help law enforcement de-escalate mental health crises – WITN Channel 22, April 5, 2022

Asthma Researcher Creates Parent-Child Shared Management Team – Clinical Advisor, March 31, 2022

NAPNAP Condemns Attacks on Civilians in Ukraine – Clinical Advisor, March 25, 2022

Exhausted and burned out: results of a survey of nurse practitioners – Contemporary Pediatrics, March 23, 2022

Immunization updates for 2022 – Contemporary Pediatrics, March 23, 2022

Feds delay ‘ticking time bomb’ set to invalidate existing health regulations – McKnights Senior Living, March 7, 2022

Why Are Parents Refusing Vitamin K Administration in Newborns? – Clinical Advisor, March 3, 2022

Trump’s SUNSET Rule May Be About to Ride Off Into the Sunset – MedPage Today, Feb. 22, 2022

Gun violence in schools and on the streets – Contemporary Pediatrics, Feb. 21, 2022

Unproven claims of masks harming speech development spread online – AFP Fact Check, Feb. 18, 2022

ACIP: 2022 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule Updates – MPR, Feb. 18, 2022

A sobering look at children and gun violence in the United States – Contemporary Pediatrics, Jan. 10, 2022

Baylor-led Study Analyzes Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurses – Baylor University, Oct. 21, 2021

NPs Need Reinforcements to Manage Burnout and Anxiety During COVID-19 – Sept. 13, 2021, Clinical Advisor

Children make up more than a quarter of the weekly US Covid-19 cases, pediatricians’ group says – Sept. 8, 2021, CNN

The fine print: Understanding the new policy authorizing extra Covid vaccine doses for the immunocompromised – Aug. 15, 2021, STAT

A preventable problem: Kids and the need to vaccinate – Aug. 6, 2021, OSF HealthCare Dana DeShon is a NAPNAP member

Promotion of healthy lifestyle most effective in prevention of childhood obesity: NAPNAP Position Statement – July 23, 2021, Medical Dialogues

NAPNAP Updates Position Statement on Childhood Obesity – July 15, 2021, Clinical Advisor

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