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How to Help Children with Cerebral Palsy Sit Up

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common disorders affecting babies in the United States.  It is a disorder characterized by brain damage that causes motor deficiencies and can cause paralysis.  Babies who have cerebral […]

Report Reviews Neuroimaging Studies among Preterm Infants

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviews neuroimaging practices among preterm infants.  Neuroimaging studies are often used in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to monitor preterm infants and aid in […]

FDA Warning: Using NSAIDs During Pregnancy Could Cause Complications

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you don’t want to miss a recent FDA warning about using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  NSAIDs are commonly prescribed and are readily available over-the-counter.  But before […]

CPSC Investigating Infant Deaths Related to Nursing Pillows

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning to parents about possible infant deaths related to nursing pillows.  The CPSC warns that nursing pillows should not be part of a baby’s sleep environment.  […]

New Technology Could Improve Diagnosis of Brain Bleed Birth Injuries

Researchers from Stanford Medicine have improved a technology used to diagnose brain bleed birth injuries in newborns.  With improved diagnosis of brain bleeds, healthcare providers can initiate treatment in a more timely and effective manner.  […]

Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain damage resulting from a lack of oxygen and blood to the infant’s brain. Generally, oxygen deprivation occurs in the period just before birth, during labor […]

Baby Safety Month Highlighting Safety Issues Amid COVID-19

Birth Injury Guide is proud to support Baby Safety Month during the month of September.  Baby Safety Month is a time of awareness sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).  The goal of Baby […]

Hospital Apologizes for Fatal Bacterial Outbreak

Plaintiffs’ attorneys are praising Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania after the facility offered an unprecedented apology to families affected by a fatal bacterial outbreak.  In July 2019, the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) […]

Can Autism Spectrum Disorder be Predicted in Preterm Infants?

Infants who are born prematurely (preterm) are known to be at a higher risk of developing certain physical and cognitive disorders.  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the disorders that is common among preterm […]

11-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy Defies Odds, Runs 5K

Running a 5k is challenging for many people.  A 5k is 3.1 miles, which is a healthy distance to walk or run in a single event.   Now imagine running three miles while living with cerebral […]

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