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2011-10-17 14:45:26

A new DNA-based prenatal blood test that can strikingly reduce the number of risky diagnostic procedures needed to identify a pregnancy with Down syndrome is ready to be introduced into clinical practice. The test can be offered as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy to women who have been identified as being at high risk for Down syndrome. These are the results of an international, multicenter study published online today in the journal Genetics in Medicine. The study, the largest and most...

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...

2011-02-10 00:24:08

Research by the American Academy of Family Physicians demonstrates that vulvar cancer occurs most frequently in women age 65 to 75 years of age. Thirty percent of patients with vulvar cancer are age 70 or older, and the rate increases with age, reaching a peak of 20 per 100,000 women by 75 years of age. A team of researchers headed by Ashley Stuckey, MD, and Don Dizon, MD, of the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, recently presented research to the...

2010-10-25 16:13:00

Fertility procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) require a couple and the doctor to place the risky bet that the multiple eggs they choose to fertilize will produce an embryo that will thrive in the uterus. Researchers cannot biopsy eggs directly because that would destroy them, but a new discovery by professors at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital could lead to new insights about how eggs develop and ultimately inform judgments about how the embryos they produce will...

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2010-09-14 10:42:25

Researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital have invented the first artificial human ovary, an advance that provides a potentially powerful new means for conducting fertility research and could also yield infertility treatments for cancer patients. The team has already used the lab-grown organ to mature human eggs. "An ovary is composed of three main cell types, and this is the first time that anyone has created a 3-D tissue structure with triple cell line," said Sandra...

2010-05-19 19:08:00

TAMPA, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a grandmother of a baby born prematurely, Elaine Shimberg knows what it's like to see an infant grandson in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and not be able to hold him during each hospital visit. As a woman, she knows what its like to feel a lump in her breast, anxiously await her mammogram test results, and later hear a doctor say, "You have cancer." As a philanthropist, she is helping other women in the community who may someday face...

2010-05-12 09:16:00

- First Comprehensive Maternal Health Legislation to Improve the Health of Women and Newborns Around the World - WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE applauds the leadership of Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) who last night introduced the Improvements in Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes While Maximizing Successes Act in the United States House of Representatives. If passed, this legislation - also known as the GLOBAL MOMS Act - would improve access to life-saving care...

2009-09-14 07:00:00

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Five years after beginning the approval and construction process, officials at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island today cut the ribbon on the five-story, state-of-the-art South Pavilion. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/wihri/39939/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090914/NY74867 ) Designed to help the hospital keep pace with an increased demand for its specialty services,...

2008-09-17 15:00:00

By ANN S KIM Blake Spry tried to open his eyes as he was wheeled down corridors and in and out of elevators. His oxygen level remained high, a sign that he was comfortable and breathing steadily throughout the trip. His brother, Colby, slept the entire way. The fraternal twins, who were born nearly three months early on July 19, were among the Maine Medical Center patients making the move to the hospital's new East Tower on Tuesday. About three dozen prematurely born babies from Neonatal...

2008-08-07 15:00:00

MetroSouth Medical Center announced today that it has added a 12-physician obstetrics/gynecology practice group to its staff and will now offer round-the-clock obstetric and neonatal coverage. This is the first of many planned MetroSouth initiatives to enhance health and well-being services for women and infants. The practice group, recruited from Michael Reese Hospital, joined the MetroSouth staff Aug 1. They quickly went to work, delivering their first baby, a girl, two days later....


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