study makes fascinating discovery concerning cerebral palsy

A team of Australian researchers has recently published the results of a groundbreaking study on cerebral palsy that could potentially introduce some very real and very significant changes in the way the medical community views and even treats this condition. For those unfamiliar with cerebral palsy, it is a neurological disorder that is diagnosed at […]

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do you know enough about birth injuries

As much as couples may try to get themselves ready for the birthing process, the simple truth is that — absent one parent having an M.D. — there is virtually no way that they can prepare for every possible medical outcome. Indeed, while expecting parents may have some understanding of certain birth injuries, there are […]

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can a hormone treatment help fight brain damage among preemies

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that roughly one out of every eight babies in the U.S. are born prematurely, meaning they are born prior to the passage of 37 weeks of pregnancy. Put another way, this translates into roughly 500,000 premature births across the nation every year. While the Mayo […]

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how much do you know about brachial plexus birth palsy ii

In today’s post, we’ll continue exploring some basic background information about brachial plexus birth palsy — or BPBP– a condition that affects anywhere from one to two of every 1,000 babies born here in the U.S., and which can frequently be traced to medical negligence during the delivery. Please see our previous post to learn […]

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how much do you know about brachial plexus birth palsy

When parents receive the devastating news that their child has been diagnosed with something called brachial plexus birth palsy — or BPBP– their minds are understandably flooded with a host of questions: What is BPBP? How did it happen? What does this mean for my child? Can it be treated? In recognition of this reality, […]

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study finds rates of childbirth complications vary significantly

When a couple is expecting a child, they compile a checklist that can grow longer with each passing day. In addition to more fun chores like selecting a color for the nursery or creating a registry, the couple also has to make far more important decisions like selecting an OB/GYN and a hospital at which […]

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bicycle gives teen with cp the chance to live his dream

While most of us associate the long Fourth of July holiday weekend with picnics and fireworks celebrations, it’s also a time when many people take advantage of their favorite warm weather activities such as boating, golfing, gardening and bike riding. Unfortunately, these enjoyable activities that many of us take for granted are either very challenging […]

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c section rates showing no real signs of declining

Four years ago, the World Health Organization released a groundbreaking report examining the rate at which Cesarean sections were being performed around the globe. Somewhat shockingly, the WHO report determined that as many as 69 countries had a C-section rate that exceeded what the agency defined as an otherwise acceptable rate of 15 percent of […]

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did physicians force a patient to undergo a c section

Officials at the World Health Organization have long held that the given rate of cesarean sections performed in a country should sit somewhere between 10 to 15 percent due to the heightened health risks for both mother and baby. However, this is not the current reality here in the U.S. Data from the Centers for […]

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study explores connection between e zpass lanes premature births

Expectant parents will often go to great lengths to ensure that they are fully prepared for the arrival of their little one. This can mean everything from preparing the nursery and planning the route to the hospital to taking childbirth classes and even making exact arrangements for the arrival date. The reality, however, is that […]

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