Health

Parents of premature babies want more information

Parents with children in the neonatal intensive care unit want more information, supervision and advice to meet their children's needs, according to results from a new Ph.D. dissertation.

Pediatrics

Once scarce, neonatal intensive care proliferates

Once in short supply, neonatal intensive care units (NICU) are indispensable life savers for critically ill newborns, typically born premature with very low birth weight. But a new Dartmouth report finds that, following a ...

Genetics

Sequencing the genome of newborns in the US: Are we ready?

Twenty-four to 48 hours after birth, every newborn in the U.S. will have a few drops of blood drawn and sent to a lab to be screened for hidden and potentially life-threatening disorders. This process, known as universal ...

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