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Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Read more... Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- instead of being "knocked out" completely with general anesthesia.

Young patients who had local anesthesia were less likely to suffer from disrupted breathing following hernia surgery, the study found.
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Morning, Midday Most Common Time for Babies' Arrival, Study Finds
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Read more...Elective c-sections, induced births keep many U.S. deliveries within working hours
 
Just in time for Mother's Day, a new study looks at when during the day the stork brings American parents that bundle of joy.
 
Research into 2013 data finds that as rates of elective c-section and induced vaginal births rise, American babies are increasingly being born during the morning and midday working hours at hospitals.
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C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
Friday, May 15, 2015
Read more... Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

Fewer pregnant women had cesarean section births in Canadian hospitals that took part in a C-section review program, a new study reports.

The intervention program included onsite training in best-practice guidelines for C-sections, audits by a committee, and feedback for doctors.
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Health Tip: Sleep Better During Pregnancy
Friday, May 15, 2015

Read more...Cut out caffeine, and observe a regular sleep schedule

A growing belly and various aches and pains can make sleep difficult during pregnancy.
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Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Read more...Expert clarifies age and size requirements

As you plan summer car trips with your young children, you should also consider car seat safety.

Car seats reduce the risk of death in infants and children by up to 71 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
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