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Can being a preterm infant affect school performance?

Can being a preterm infant affect school performance?

Late preterm infants (born between 34-37 weeks gestation) are frequently overlooked for developmental delays. These babies, even though they are born only a few weeks early, may have more problems with reading and math in the preschool years (age 3-5) than babies whare born at term (38-40 weeks).

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Are you sure your baby is safe while sleeping?

Are you sure your baby is safe while sleeping?

Watching infants sleep is one of the most beautiful sights parents have of their children. The unique positions they take while sleeping, the tranquil expressions of their faces, and the peaceful rhythm of their breathing makes sleeping babies appear like angels in our midst.

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Your baby’s preferred sleep position may cause suffocation

Your baby’s preferred sleep position may cause suffocation

Infant death related to accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed appears to be on the rise.  In 1992, pediatric health organizations recommended that infants be placed on their back to sleep and this reduced the occurrence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) dramatically.  However, at the same time, sleep-related suffocation, asphyxia, entrapment, and other unspecified causes of infant death have risen.  

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Dear Santa Claus: Guidelines on how to choose the best toys this Christmas

Dear Santa Claus: Guidelines on how to choose the best toys this Christmas

We are nearing that special time of the year when children all around the world begin writing letters to Santa Claus with their Christmas wishes. It is also the time of year when parents begin to feel uncertain about which toys are appropriate for their children.

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