Obstetric Simulation Training Used to Reduce Maternal Morbidity After the USA was dubbed “the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth,” obstetric organizations are now recommending simulation training. In fact, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology has incorporated this type of training into its certifying exam and certification maintenance programs. Simulation […]Woman with Cerebral Palsy Thriving with Help from Motorized Wheelchair
Woman with Cerebral Palsy Thriving with Help from Motorized Wheelchair Once hampered by her physical disabilities, Jessica Grono is flourishing with the help of her very own motorized wheelchair. Jessica, who has cerebral palsy, received her first motorized wheelchair when she was seven years old. After becoming familiar with the intricacies of the chair, Jessica […]Study Finds Link Between Short Sleep and Gestational Diabetes
Study Finds Link Between Short Sleep and Gestational Diabetes A new Singapore-based study suggests a link between insufficient sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes in Asian women. Researchers out of the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School studied 686 multi-ethnic Asian pregnant women who completed a sleep […]Mother Speaking Out about Bacterial Infection in Newborns
Mother Speaking Out about Bacterial Infection in Newborns Because Angilee was diagnosed with Group B streptococcus (GBS) while she was pregnant, she received antibiotics during labor in the hospital. Thinking her newborn son Benjamin was protected from the infection, Angilee took her baby home. Weeks later, Benjamin fell critically ill and succumbed to severe brain […]Low Birth Weight, Preterm Birth May Carry Higher Risk for Cerebral Palsy
Low Birth Weight, Preterm Birth May Carry Higher Risk for Cerebral Palsy According to Cerebral Palsy News Today, babies born prematurely, and that have a low birth weight for their gestational age, are often diagnosed with cerebral palsy. To better understand this link, researchers from China published a December 2016 meta-analysis in Scientific Reports, which […]Study: Nintendo Wii Game Improves Balance for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Study: Nintendo Wii Game Improves Balance for Children with Cerebral Palsy Nintendo Wii Balance Boards may be on the Christmas wish lists of many children this year. But for kids with spastic hemiplegia, a type of cerebral palsy, the game has shown to be an effective form of therapy according to researchers from Chile. Published […]
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