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Small Baby Guidelines Proven to be Life-Changing for Premature Infants

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Published on Oct 30, 2012

For the last decade, prematurity has been the leading cause of infant mortality in the US. As a result of prematurity, many infants enter this world too early with a small chance of survival. So, physicians at Nationwide Children's Hospital developed a set of Small Baby Guidelines tailored to meet the needs of these premature infants, some born up to four months early. Now, a new study shows that these guidelines are not only improving survival rates for extremely premature infants, but also improving their quality of life. Dr. Ed Shepherd, chief of Neonatology, explains how these guidelines are helping these fragile infants go on to live normal lives.

For more information on these Small Baby Guidelines, visit http://bit.ly/YTv5UD

For more information on Dr. Ed Shepherd, visit http://bit.ly/YTvma6

For more information on the Section of Neonatology at Nationwide Children's Hospital, visit http://bit.ly/YTvAOi

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