Premature Births

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How To Recognize RSV in Your Baby -- and What To Do

Although RSV is typically more common in winter and early spring months, this year Northeast Ohio and many other areas have been seeing an uncharacteristic summer and fall spike in infections.

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The Danger of Not Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of weakened immune state to prevent your body from attacking your baby, who has DNA that is foreign to you from the father. Pregnant individuals are much more susceptible to viral infections because of that.

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Spiking Blood Pressure Signals Pregnancy-Related Crisis Before and After Delivery

Weighing a mere 1 pound 11 ounces at birth, little Lenny is an enormous miracle to his parents, who are still struck by the dramatic cascade of events that brought them safely to this place.

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When Premature Birth Can Result in Eye Problems

When retinopathy of prematurity doesn’t resolve on its own, various treatment options are available. Either way, ongoing follow-up with a specialized eye surgeon is very important for your baby.

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Addressing the Health Crisis of Black Maternal Death and Infant Mortality

The U.S. has some of the worst rates of infant and maternal mortality among the world's developed nations, and racial disparities play a major role in the health outcomes for mothers and babies.

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What is a NICU And Why They Are Needed

Congenital heart defects. Premature births. Anemia. Pneumonia. Brain bleeding. These are just some of the conditions that can land a newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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