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Recommended Screening for Newborns

The Department of Health and Human Services recently recommended┬áthat all newborns be screened for congenital heart disease as part of their routine newborn assessment. Congenital heart diseases causes up to 3% of all infant deaths in the first year of … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Newborn Jaundice

Newborn jaundice is a common issue and typically nothing to worry about. In this video, I explain what newborn jaundice is and why it happens. Julia Mason, MS, MD Meriter Medical Group Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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Keeping your Newborn Safe in the Sun

What’s the best way to protect my baby from the harmful effects of the sun? Infants younger than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight if at all possible. Try finding places with shade like under a tree, … Continue reading

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Safe Sleep for Newborns and Infants

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the “sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene and review … Continue reading

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