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A Heartwarming Homecoming

By , August 26th, 2014 | News, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

A reunion 18 years in the making…
When Jerome’s mother passed away from complications of childbirth, he spent a month in the Neonatal ICU and his grandparents traveled from France to take him home and raise him.

Each year, Jerome’s grandparents have sent cards, hand-written letters and photos to the nurses who took care of him during those first weeks of his life. Last week, Jerome and his grandmother returned to the US to meet the nurses that cared for him so many years ago. Watch their touching reunion. 

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26Aug

55 Illnesses that Breastfeeding Helps Prevent (or Minimize)

By , August 22nd, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

55 Illnesses that Breastfeeding Helps Prevent (or Minimize)By now, every parent has heard that breastfeeding helps protect infants against illnesses. Did you realize how many illnesses are now on that list, though?

Medical studies have shown that breastfeeding offers protection (either helping to prevent or helping to minimize effects) against these 55 known illnesses and conditions:

  1. Pneumonia
  2. Allergic Rhinitis
  3. Celiac Disease
  4. Ear infections
  5. Acute Respiratory Infection

Read the full story on Examiner.com.

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22Aug

Infant CPR Classes

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Infant CPR ClassesRenown Children’s Hospital now offers monthly Infant CPR classes, ideal for parents or parents-to-be, as well as grandparents, families, friends, babysitters or anyone who wants to learn this life-saving skill. The class does not offer certification. Cost is $15 per person or $20 for two people. Call 775-853-BABY.

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22Aug