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Congratulations to Samantha Helgerson, Winner of the ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Scholarship!

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Helgerson has won the January 2020 ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Scholarship! Samantha is a student at Northeastern Illinois University, studying Interpersonal Communication. Here is her winning essay: Dear Selection Committee, My name is Samantha Helgerson. I am a 35-year-old woman with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy (CP) which has…

John Hopkins Researchers Propose New Strategy for Protecting NICU Babies from Parental Bacteria

For babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), contact with parents can be calming and promote good health. However, a parent’s touch can also increase their risk of contracting a potentially dangerous neonatal infection, such as Staphylococcus aureus. Researchers from John Hopkins Medicine (headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland) recently conducted a preliminary clinical trial on…

More Medical Students Disclosing Their Disabilities; University of Michigan Leading the Way in Accommodations

A study published in JAMA in November revealed that the percentage of U.S. medical students who disclosed their disability to their schools has risen dramatically over the last three years (1). In 2016, only about 2.7% of medical students disclosed their disabilities, whereas in 2019, roughly 4.6% of them did (2).  The survey noted that…

What Are “Serious Games,” and How Could They Improve Neonatal Resuscitation?

Medical professionals who care for newborns must know a great deal about managing neonatal breathing complications. They should be skilled at providing resuscitation, intubation, and other forms of respiratory assistance to infants that require it. Mismanagement of neonatal breathing complications can result in a variety of serious birth injuries, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pneumothorax, hypocarbia,…