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2014-08-25 08:27:09

"Matching" Gifts Benefit Moms with Premature Infants MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Instead of planning a traditional birthday party to celebrate her son's first birthday, Stephanie Wujick, a mother from Oldsmar, Fla., opted to rally friends and family to raise funds for a hospital-grade breastpump to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Central in St. Petersburg, Fla. This gift has special meaning to Stephanie, who stayed at the House while her now one-year-old son was...

2014-08-13 23:09:35

Music therapist works with infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 On the door of Jayce Skobel’s door in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital hangs a sign that reads, “Limited stimulation.” Jayce was born October 21, 2013, weighing 1 pound, 2.5 ounces. Months later, he remains a very fragile, often anxious baby, who relies heavily on machines and medicine. But recently, his medical team introduced a...

2014-08-13 23:02:24

The Fetal to Newborn Care Center is a joint program between Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Children's Hospital to provide specialized care to women facing high-risk pregnancies and complex fetal conditions. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Every 4.5 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect or congenital anomaly requiring specialized care. Today, Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Children’s Hospital announced the formation of the Fetal to Newborn Care Center, a new resource to...

Preemies' Gut Bacteria May Depend More On Gestational Age Than Environmental Factors
2014-08-13 03:08:27

By Elizabethe Holland Durando, Washington University School of Medicine Scientists believe babies are born with digestive systems containing few or no bacteria. Their guts then quickly become colonized by microbes — good and bad — as they nurse or take bottles, receive medication and even as they are passed from one adoring relative to another. However, in infants born prematurely, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the population...

2014-08-07 00:21:44

--During World Breastfeeding Week, CHOP Experts, Colleagues Cover Multiple Topics in Using Human Milk in the NICU PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it's also medicine. That's the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal's special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns. The articles are being published during World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, 2014....

2014-08-01 23:04:44

DMG Productions explores advancements in pediatric wellness. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 St. Christopher's Hospital for Children announced that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing later this year 2014, via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children offers a wide range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. With over 220 pediatric specialists,...

2014-07-16 23:13:16

American Sentinel University presented the Denver Health Foundation with a $1,200 cash donation in addition to clothing and blankets for Denver Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nursing team as part of a recent fundraising initiative held in conjunction with National Nurses Week. For more information about American Sentinel University’s nursing programs, go to http://www.americansentinel.edu/nursing. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 American Sentinel University, an...

2014-07-08 09:55:53

Imperial College London Preterm babies admitted to high volume neonatal units are less likely to die compared to those admitted to low volume units, according to researchers. A study, published in BMJ Open, has provided new estimates to assess how organizational factors in England impact clinical outcomes of infants born preterm. Results demonstrated that for preterm babies born at less than 33 weeks gestation, the odds of dying in hospital were 32 per cent less if they were...

2014-07-08 09:44:55

BMJ-British Medical Journal And 50 percent higher for very premature babies born after less than 27 weeks of pregnancy The advantage is particularly evident for very premature babies born after less than 27 weeks of pregnancy, where the figure rises to 50%, prompting the authors to conclude that new services for newborns should promote delivery of very preterm babies in high volume units. How best to organize critical care for newborns has been the focus of intense debate, with the...

2014-07-07 08:24:43

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wellness Network, parent company of The Newborn Channel, today announced that Your NICU Baby, a new parent education resource for Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), earned four awards in various health and wellness categories in the 20(th) Annual Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of...


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