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November 29, 2012
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  • NICU staff supports recommendations to reduce premature births
    NICU staff at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., are among the health groups that support a task force's recommendations to state lawmakers to reduce premature births by tracking data, educating the public and providing the best care for preemies and their families. The recommendations are in a report from the Perinatal Advisory Committee of the Illinois Department of Public Health. A dozen Illinois lawmakers have formed a prematurity caucus to review the issue. Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: High glycemic index diet linked to risks for birth defects
    Eating a diet rich in high dietary glycemic index foods while pregnant might increase the risk of giving birth to an infant with birth defects, according to a study of nondiabetic women published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers found a link between high glycemic index diets and increased risk of birth defects such as encephalocele, diaphragmatic hernia and small intestinal atresia/stenosis as well as cleft lip with cleft palate. Obesity appeared to increase the effects of a high glycemic index diet, the researchers found. (11/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Association releases guidelines for late preterm infant care
    The National Perinatal Association has released updated guidelines for the care of late preterm infants aimed at minimizing associated health risks and enhancing care. The Multidisciplinary Guidelines for the Care of Late Preterm Infants was developed with the input of 17 professional organizations and covers care from birth through the transition to home. WBNG-TV (Johnson City, N.Y.) (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
QI Collaborative to Explore Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Vermont Oxford Network’s 2013 quality improvement collaborative, Controversies in Caring for Infants Affected by Neonatal Abstinence, will assist teams of neonatal & obstetric professionals to improve the quality, safety & efficiency of care for substance-exposed newborns through a series of web sessions, self-audits & improvement tools. View the full curriculum at the Vermont Oxford Network website.
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  • Nurse in Washington Internship scholarship deadline is Nov. 30
    The deadline to apply for the two NANN-sponsored scholarships to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship Program (NIWI) will close tomorrow, Nov. 30. The NIWI program offers an intense learning experience for nurses interested in becoming more involved in the legislative and regulatory aspects of health care. Scholarships are available only to current NANN and NANNP members. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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