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Born in November 2011, Katelyn Loftus began life as healthy child. But she was so neglected by her biological parents that suffering from extreme malnutrition and dehydration, she stopped breathing at three months. Her...

source: The Florida Times-Union

Preparing kids for what to expect during surgery and alleviating their fears at the same time is a challenge the perioperative nurses at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, wanted to tackle. Utilizing a medium that kids are familiar with,...

source: Children's Hospital Association

Rushing a child to the emergency room is every parent's worst nightmare, and this situation can be more difficult when visiting patients have special needs. Recognizing this patient population benefits from personalized attention, Children's...

source: Children's Hospital Association

For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus, a new study finds. The researchers evaluated more than 500 very low birth weight infants — all of...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD

Eight percent of children account for nearly one-quarter of emergency department visits and 31 percent of costs, according to a new study. Mark I. Neuman, M.D., M.P.H., from Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues conducted a retrospective...

source: HealthDay News via Medical Xpress

The U.S. infant mortality rate is more than double that of some other developed countries, according to a new report. An important contributor to this disparity is the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States, compared with that...

source: LiveScience via Fox News


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