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2009-07-17 13:17:59

Premature babies born in poverty are four times less likely to be ready for school, researchers at the University of Chicago found. Advances in neonatal care enabled two-thirds of premature babies born with respiratory problems to be ready for school at an appropriate age, the researchers write in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics. Premature babies born to poor families, however, were more likely to have lower functional and perceptual skills, reduced vocabulary and sensory impairment,...

2009-06-07 23:01:00

Pioneering Doctor Developed APGAR Score, Established Perinatology as a Medical Specialty WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly 60 years, every baby born in the United States and worldwide has been seen through the eyes of Virginia Apgar, MD, who developed the five-point APGAR score to evaluate an infant's health at birth. Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of Dr. Apgar's own birth, and the March of Dimes, the organization she worked for from 1959 until her death...

2009-05-18 10:17:00

Children's National Moves Newborn into State-of-the-Art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine fragile newborns have a new home at Children's National Medical Center. The new, state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opened Sunday, when the babies were transported from the hospital's existing NICU. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090518/DC18562 ) "This NICU was designed with input from our families, nurses, and...

2009-03-25 14:25:00

Neonatologists begin new era of treatment to save tiniest babies CLEVELAND, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- NICU provides individual rooms with sleep accommodations so parents can stay with their infants 24/7 in homelike setting. Innovative care design that creates a healing environment with natural materials like flowers and artwork Green building materials incorporated throughout NICU. Rainbow Neonatologists are world leaders in the advancement of life-saving treatments. The first surgical...

2009-01-23 15:54:00

February 25-27th at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook, IL CHICAGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Perinatal Nursing Advisory Council and the March of Dimes invites nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, health educators, lactation consultants, and the community to the March of Dimes 34th Annual Perinatal Conference February 25-27th at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois. All healthcare professionals caring for moms and babies are urged to attend....

2008-10-14 09:00:45

BRANFORD, Conn., Oct. 14, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CASM), a leader in noninvasive monitoring that is vital to patient care, today announced that Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC will participate in CASMED's Center of Excellence Program. The hospital has also purchased FORE-SIGHT Cerebral Oximeters for use in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Children's National is ranked among the top ten pediatric hospitals for neonatal care in...

2008-09-24 03:00:00

By Catherine Vonledebur CHILDREN'S nurse Lucy Bradley has won a new award for students at Coventry University. The 31-year-old has been chosen as the Grace Research Fund's Neonatal Nurse of the Year. She was chosen from nine nurses studying a nine-month neonatal care module at Coventry University. Lucy is the first winner of the inaugural award run by the Grace Research Fund and will receive pounds 100 to help with training costs. Lucy, who lives in Bulkington and works at...

2008-07-10 12:01:17

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the OVATION Neonatal Nursing Career Path Scholarship program made possible through a grant from OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The program supports and encourages the training and education of clinical neonatal nurses seeking to become neonatal nurse practitioners. Scholarships will be awarded to two recipients, Janet Robnett, R.N.C., of Charlotte, N.C., and Ashley Darcy, B.S.N., R.N., of...

2008-06-18 00:00:30

There is a "serious" shortage of nurses providing care to babies born prematurely or with specialist needs and hospitals are struggling to meet demand, a committee of MPs said today. Each of England's 178 neonatal units had to close once a week on average during 2006-07, with the MPs warning of "major implications for patient safety". And five years after a reorganisation was ordered, two areas have failed to fully implement the changes, the Commons Public Accounts Committee said. The...

2007-10-29 03:00:35

By Orenstein, Beth W In early September, Paulette Nish, clinical director of women's and children's services, looked at the neonatal intensive care unit at Community Medical Center (CMC) in Scranton and said,"Today, I have 10 babies." None of the neonates were born at CMC.The hospital dosed its labor and delivery department in August.All the babies in CMC's neonatal intensive care are transfers. Nish does not expect the situation to change. CMC will continue to operate a Level 3 neonatal...


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