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2011-09-13 05:15:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — This novel study has revealed the time in development when infants gain the ability to distinguish pain from basic touch. The researchers came to this conclusion based on recordings of brain activity in preterm infants. The evidence suggests that developing brain networks become mature enough to identify pain as distinct from touch fairly late in development. "Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35 to 37 weeks...

2011-08-25 12:26:04

In a long-running randomized study of over 3,000 preterm infants, those whose care included the Heart Rate Observation System, or HeRO® monitor, experienced greater than 20 percent reduced mortality, effectively saving one infant's life for every 48 who were monitored. The results of this multicenter study of the HeRO monitor, co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Medical Predictive Science Corporation (MPSC), appear in The Journal of Pediatrics. HeRO is a pioneering...

2011-08-19 15:43:00

Addition includes all private suites, top-notch NICU and state-of-the-art Breast Center TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most expectant mothers enjoy optimistic dreams of delivering a healthy baby and soon leaving the hospital with their new bundle of joy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110819/DC55147) "Sometimes, it just doesn't work that way," said Lisa Wall, whose son has been hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph's...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.