Finding an At-Home Caregiver for Your Child with a Disability

Families of children who have disabilities like intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), cerebral palsy (CP), or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy have a lot to consider regarding the logistics of day-to-day life as their children grow. Oftentimes, families consider hiring a caregiver to assist the family and ease the daily life of their child. Caregivers come in a…

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Are Artificial Wombs the Future for Preemie Care?

New Artificial Womb May Help Preemies Develop More Safely In a world where many babies are born prematurely resulting in health problems for some, a method is in the works to create a sustainable, temporary living environment until they are ready for the world. These “super-preemies” are often very fragile, with underdeveloped lungs, brains, and…

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Scholarships for Individuals with Disabilities

Regardless of ability level, post-secondary education remains a pricey endeavor for students and their families. Individuals with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy (CP), learning disabilities, developmental delays, or other disabilities may worry that their disability will make college even more expensive for them and may start to believe that these steep expenses will make a…

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Recovering After Birth Trauma: Where to Start

The diagnosis of a birth injury following childbirth is understandably shocking and painful for new parents. Many parents don’t expect lingering emotional pain after the fact. However, many new parents do feel these emotions; according to an article on HealthyChildren.org. Parents commonly experience anger, guilt, fear, loss, and powerlessness after learning that their newborn requires…

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Research: Vaginal Progesterone Can Reduce Preterm Birth Risk in Individuals with Twin Pregnancies

New research published recently in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology finds that vaginal progesterone, long prescribed to women with singleton pregnancies at risk for preterm labor, is useful for reducing the risk of preterm labor in women with twins, triplets, etc, in addition to cerclage. What does this mean for mothers of multiples? Research has…

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What is a Patient’s Bill of Rights?

A Patient’s Bill of Rights is a document that provides patients with information on how they can reasonably expect to be treated during the course of their hospital stay. These documents are, in almost all cases, not legally-binding. They simply provide goals and expectations for patient treatment. The Patient’s Bills of Rights was recently renamed the Patient…

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Exercising During Pregnancy: How Much is Too Much?

Many pregnancy websites recommend exercise during pregnancy for its many health benefits. Just like when a woman is not pregnant, exercise generally improves overall health and wellness. During pregnancy, exercise can also help relieve some of the discomfort that comes with being pregnant and help prepare the body for labor and delivery. But many women…

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