Tag Archives: NICU

Smallest Preemies Not at More Risk of Adult Mental Health Issues

[Source:  Psych Central] A population health study of very preterm and very-low-birth-weight individuals finds that these early births are not associated with anxiety and mood disorders later in life. The finding challenges earlier research that suggested increased risks. The study will appear … Continue reading


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Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

[Source:  NPR.org] Scientists have created an “artificial womb” in the hopes of someday using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely. So far the device has only been tested on fetal lambs. A study published Tuesday involving eight animals … Continue reading


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A Mother’s Voice May Help Stabilize Preterm Infants

[Source:  Medical X-Press] A recent review of published research indicates that hearing their mother’s voice can benefit the health of preterm infants. The review included 15 studies with 512 infants from 2000 to 2015. Hearing the maternal voice, either recorded … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: What Therapists Mean to the Preemie Parent

Editor’s Note:   Deb Discenza of Preemie World is a long time friend of PediaStaff, and has provided our readers with a large number of resources for NICU therapists over the years.    Recently, she helped us out on a … Continue reading


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More PT Benefits Bone Strength in Low Weight/Pre-Term Infants

[Article Source: Medical News Today, Image Source: iStockPhoto] Study shows that a twice daily program of assisted range-of-motion exercises provides significant benefits for bone strength, potentially decreasing the risk of low bone density and future fractures in very low birth … Continue reading


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