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Latest Neonatal intensive-care unit Stories

2013-07-17 23:27:21

During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. Kari Kassir, a pediatric critical care physician, discussed issues related to managing chronic conditions in the NICU helping utilization review and case management professionals to make better care management decisions. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Care for premature babies and critically ill newborns in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) accounts for a significant percentage of all dollars spent for newborn...

Premature Birth Disrupts Brain Development
2013-05-21 09:15:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time, researchers have employed a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth. The study, led by researchers at King´s College London´s Center for the Developing Brain, reveals that the disruption of these specific processes can have an impact on cognitive function in infants. The new techniques developed for this study will...

Premature Babies Can Benefit From Massage
2013-05-16 06:05:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Many adults turn to massage therapy for stress relief, but new research published in the journal Early Human Development suggests that some pre-term infants forced to spend time in newborn intensive care units (NICU) could also benefit from muscle manipulation. Pre-term infants (preemies) are typically born under-developed and with an immature autonomic nervous system (ANS), which controls the body´s stress response and...

2013-05-05 23:03:12

Mothers and newborns often share a strong connection immediately following birth. However, if those babies are taken into the NICU, and the mothers are unable to move around the hospital, that connection is no longer possible. Henderson, NV (PRWEB) May 05, 2013 Almost instantly after birth, a strong connection is made between a mother and her newborn child. However, for many new moms, that bond is not always a possibility due to the fact that many infants are taken immediately to the...

2013-05-02 23:02:01

Mark Schulhof, CEO, and Quadriga employees in eight states will March for Babies to help end birth defects. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Quadriga Art, LLC, a global direct marketing company that transforms the image and bottom line of businesses and nonprofit organizations, is taking up the challenge to help eradicate birth defects in a corporate-wide commitment to “march for babies” in eight different states. “Every baby deserves a healthy start to life, and our...


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