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2011-08-18 08:45:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking study available online in the Journal of Perinatology shows the addition of a unique pumping pattern can help mothers of premature infants pump nearly 75 percent more breast milk over the first 14 days after birth than mothers who did not use the pattern. Nearly 13 percent of all infants in the U.S. are born prematurely, and at risk for serious immaturity-related health problems. Research shows breast milk feedings lower the...

2011-08-15 09:35:00

First Prematurity Program in nation to receive Gold Seal of Approval FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inova Fairfax Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's first ever Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for Prematurity (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in premature birth care. The certification awarded to Inova Fairfax Hospital, part of the world-class healthcare...

2011-08-03 12:37:00

Experts believe breast milk is still best, especially for premature babies. Hospital encourages moms to donate excess milk to local milk bank HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because of the proven health benefits for infants, Texas Children's Hospital advocates feeding breast milk to babies and encourages breastfeeding moms nationwide to donate to their local milk bank. Not only does the hospital provide numerous breastfeeding support services, it also follows a protocol...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

A hospital in Pittsburgh has developed one of the country's most advanced critical care facilities for patients with complex brain and spinal cord injuries Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Long regarded as one of the nation's leading regional referral centers for the treatment of brain injuries and complex neurological diseases, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) today announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art neurosurgical intensive care unit (NICU) that will provide patients...

2011-07-29 14:50:00

Children's NICU and MSICU First in the Country to Achieve Designation BOSTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has recognized the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital Boston with gold-level Beacon Awards for Excellence. Children's NICU is currently the only neonatal unit in the country to have achieved the Beacon Award at any level. Together, the NICU and...

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2011-07-12 09:25:00

They say everything is bigger in Texas. Perhaps that holds true for childbirth as well, as a pregnant woman from the Lone Star State gave birth last Friday morning to a baby boy that weighed in at a whopping 16 pounds, almost double the weight of the average newborn. JaMichael Brown, born to Janet Johnson and her fianc©, Michael Brown, also measured 24 inches long at birth, just a few inches shy of an average one-year-old. He now holds the title for the biggest baby ever born at Good...

2011-07-05 12:59:05

Withdrawal of life-sustaining support and withholding lifesaving measures (such as CPR) appear to be the primary modes of infant deaths in a neonatal intensive care unit, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Currently, most childhood deaths in the United States occur during the neonatal period and most neonatal deaths follow a decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment," the authors...

2011-06-28 01:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The road home for newborns who must spend the first days, weeks or even months of their lives in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is always difficult. But it's often even more so for their parents and siblings. To make this family journey easier, Baylor All Saints Medical Center's Andrews Women's Hospital has teamed up with the NICU Helping Hands Foundation (NHHF) to host Project NICU, a first-of-its-kind program in Tarrant...

2011-06-26 00:02:03

CareSource receives recognition for its NICU Care Transitions Program Dayton, OH (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 CareSource received a Pinnacle Award at the 2011 Ohio Association of Health Plan's (OAHP) Annual Convention in May. CareSource was one of three winners with the top honor in the Health Care Programs category for their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Care Transitions Program. The Pinnacle Awards recognize the efforts of health plans to improve the quality of health care for Ohioans....

2011-06-16 12:35:06

But researchers also surprised by persistent resilience In the longest running U.S. study of premature infants who are now 23 years old, University of Rhode Island Professor of Nursing Mary C. Sullivan has found that premature infants are less healthy, have more social and school struggles and face a greater risk of heart-health problems in adulthood. Sullivan has also found that supportive, loving parents and nurturing school environments can mitigate the effects of premature birth. She also...


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