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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in Infants

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

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 […]

Goldenseal Root Powder Recall: Contamination Could Cause Infant Death

Maison Terre has issued a Goldenseal Root Powder recall due to microbial contamination.  There are many uses for Goldenseal Root Powder, including among women and infants.  It can be used to help heal the umbilical […]

New Study Says Cord Blood Could Improve Infant Brain Injury

A new study published in the journal Brain Research suggests that cord blood could improve infant brain injury.  The study shows promise that multiple doses of umbilical cord blood (UCB), rather than a single dose, […]

Parents and Teachers Must Work Together to Fight COVID-19 in Children

Schools around the country are starting to reopen in various phases of online learning and in-person classes.  At the same time, rates of COVID-19 in children continue to rise.  This has many parents and teachers […]

Two New Treatments for HIE Show Promise

Researchers believe that two new treatment options for babies with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) may be promising.  Currently, hypothermia treatment, or cooling therapy, is the only medically accepted treatment for HIE.  Now, however, researchers are […]

Experts: ‘Remarkable’ How Much we Still Don’t Know about COVID-19 in Pregnancy

In April, medical experts commented that was “remarkable” how little was known about COVID-19 in pregnancy.  Now, more than six months into the pandemic and experts continue to echo that sentiment.  This is concerning for […]