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Multimedia Health Encyclopedia NICU staff 12/18/2009 (3.4%)
This article discusses the primary team of caregivers that are involved in the care of your infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The staff often includes the following: ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL This health care provider is a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant who functions similar to a resident doctor under the supervision of a neonatologist. ATTENDING DOCTOR (NEONATOLOGIST) The attending doctor is the main doctor responsible for the care of your baby.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Sudden infant death syndrome 08/02/2009 (3.2%)
Crib death; SIDS Causes, incidence, and risk factors: SIDS rates have dropped dramatically since 1992, when parents were first told to put babies to sleep on their backs or sides to reduce the likelihood of SIDS. Unfortunately, SIDS remains a significant cause of death in infants under one year old.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Kernicterus 06/01/2009 (3%)
Bilirubin encephalopathy Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Kernicterus is caused by very high levels of bilirubin. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is created in the body during the normal recycling of old red blood cells. High levels of bilirubin in the body can cause the skin to look yellow (which is called jaundice).
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Infant formulas 07/26/2010 (2.4%)
Formula feeding; Bottle feeding Food Sources: A variety of formulas are available for infants younger than 12 months old who are not drinking breast milk . Infant formulas vary in nutrients, calorie count, taste, ability to be digested, and cost.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn 01/28/2010 (2.1%)
Vitamin K deficiency bleeding; VKDB Causes, incidence, and risk factors: A lack of vitamin K causes hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting. Babies usually have low levels of vitamin K for a variety of reasons. Vitamin K doesn't move easily across the placenta from the mother to the baby.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Television watching 04/26/2010 (2.1%)
Watching television is an experience shared by the vast majority of children and adults. It is convenient, inexpensive, available, and attractive. Television can be enormously entertaining for children and can teach them some things, but too frequently it is used as a substitute for other activities. Studies show that many children watch more television than the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends. The group recommends no TV for children under 2, fewer than 2 hours per day for older children.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Newborn jaundice 05/13/2010 (2%)
Jaundice of the newborn; Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is created in the body during the normal recycling of old red blood cells. The liver processes bilirubin in the blood so that it can be removed from the body in the stool.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Age-appropriate diet for children 08/02/2009 (2%)
Diet - age appropriate Function: Food Sources: Side Effects: Recommendations: BIRTH TO 4 MONTHS OF AGE During the first 4 - 6 months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. If breastfeeding , a newborn may need to nurse 8 - 12 times per day (every 2 - 4 hours), or on demand.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Immunizations - general overview 11/02/2009 (2%)
HOW IMMUNIZATIONS WORK When germs such as viruses or bacteria invade your body, your immune system makes special cells. These cells produce antibodies, which help destroy these germs. If all goes well, you get better.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Autism 04/26/2010 (1.8%)
Pervasive developmental disorder - autism Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Autism is a physical condition linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. The exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown, but this is a very active area of research. There are probably a combination of factors that lead to autism.
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