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What is Kernicterus?

What is Kernicterus?

“Kernicterus” is a funny-sounding word that most people don’t know until a doctor says it to them. But if a doctor has told you that your newborn child has kernicterus, you know it’s not funny at all. What is kernicterus? Simply put, kernicte… Read More
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Aortic Dissection: How It…

Aortic Dissection: How It’s Diagnosed, Why It’s Missed

The aorta is the major artery carrying blood away from the heart. Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition in which there is a tear in the innermost layer of the wall of the aorta. As the tear worsens, blood begins to flow between the layers… Read More
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Arbitration Clauses in Your Child’s Medical Record

When your child needs medical treatment, especially on an emergency basis, you will do what you need to in order to make that happen and get your child the care they need. When you bring your child to the emergency room in pain, or your newborn infan… Read More
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Worried young couple looking at their premature newborn in an incubator with oxygen at neonatal intensive care unit.

Group B Strep in Newborns: What You Should Know

Group B Streptococcus, also called Group B Strep or GBS, is a type of bacteria found in the genital tract and intestines. Many people carry Group B Strep, including about 25% of pregnant women, and most don’t even know it. Most people with Group B… Read More
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What’s the Difference Between a Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis?

What’s the difference between a misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis? The two sound almost alike, and they can both result in serious problems for a patient. Both misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis may also constitute medical malpractice. But there are… Read More
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What is a Perinatal Stroke?

When we think of someone suffering a stroke, we tend to think of someone older, likely someone with high blood pressure. The reality is that while strokes are more common among older people, anyone can have one—even a newborn baby. What is a perina… Read More
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Top Tests to Diagnose Heart Disease (Did Your Doctor Miss Something?)

Over 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, making it the number one cause of death, even ahead of cancer, which take the number two spot. Heart disease is a complex problem, but because it is so prevalent, much effort h… Read More
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Depakote and Birth Defects

Sometimes a medication is known to cause birth defects or harm to infants, but a doctor will still prescribe it to a pregnant or nursing mother. That is often the case with Depakote, also known as valproic acid or valproic semisodium. Reliable studie… Read More
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Is it Safe to Induce Labor With Misoprostol?

Doctors induce labor for a variety of reasons, from a baby that is overdue to their own scheduling concerns. Induction of labor is generally safe and uneventful. As with any treatment administered in a hospital, you will need to consent to having lab… Read More
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What Are the Most Common Types of Birth Injury?

When you are about to give birth, chances are that you are imagining the birth of a healthy child, and not anticipating birth injuries. Indeed, most births do go relatively smoothly, or at least end with a healthy, uninjured baby. Birth injuries in t… Read More
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