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April is STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) / STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Awareness Month! (Part I: Overview)

[View Part II Here] Each year, the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) hosts STD Awareness Month. The birth injury attorneys at Reiter & Walsh would like to spread awareness of sexually transmitted infections as a part of the effort to help people get tested and talk about these infections, as they can pose…

Sepsis & Septic Shock in Babies are Often Preventable: Mismanaged Pregnancy Infections & Central Line Infections are Common Causes

Award-Winning Cerebral Palsy Lawyers Helping Children Affected by Sepsis, Septic Shock, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) & Meningitis | Serving Michigan, Ohio, Washington, D.C. & All 50 States Septic shock is a very serious condition that can develop shortly after birth and severely threaten the life of a newborn baby. Septic shock can cause a number of…

New Test Detects Group B Strep Faster than Previous Tests; Helps Diagnose Maternal Infection

A faster laboratory test  to detect potentially deadly maternal infections of Group B strep (GBS) has been successful at identifying GBS colonization in six and a half hours, according to the results of a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).  The standard test takes 48 hours. GBS’ Devastating Fetal…