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Report Questions Quality of Obstetric Care in America

close up of a caucasain newborn baby laying in an incubator as a nurse takes the baby by the hand

The national nonprofit organization Public Citizen recently issued a lengthy report regarding the lack of standardized practices adopted by obstetrics practitioners across the nation, which is a contributing factor to adverse outcomes and “avoidable tragic events” in delivery rooms each year. The public watchdog group says that while proven safety initiatives do exist to minimize preventable… Read more »

New Invention by Mainer Could Help Prevent Cerebral Palsy in Infants

Stethoscope On Baby

Every year, an estimated 10,000 babies are diagnosed with various forms of cerebral palsy, a condition that can impair one’s motor skills, speech, hearing and cognitive development.  Up to fifty percent of children with cerebral palsy suffer seizures as well as some measure of mental impairment, which leads to learning disabilities, language problems and often… Read more »