Image: HealthPages.org Children born in deliveries planned just a week before the end of a typical pregnancy may be more likely to experience health, learning and behavior issues by the time they’re ready for school than kids born at full term, a study suggests.Plenty of previous research has found premature infants often have difficulty breathing […]

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Image: Solar Navigator The timing of hospital discharge should be the decision of the health care provider caring for the mother and newborn infant and should not be based on arbitrary policies established by third-party payers, according to a new policy statement released by the AAP s Committee on Fetus and Newborn. “A shortened hospital […]

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Image source: SlideShare AAP, ACOG recommend improved use of Apgar score A joint policy statement issued today by the AAP and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends improvements for and defines appropriate use of the Apgar score. The statement — in which the organizations emphasized the importance and convenience of the Apgar score […]

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