Babies

Newborn baby in first of many small hospital beds - stock photo
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David Madden
June 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey has issued its first report card on hospital maternity wards in the state and how well they perform. Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal calls this a baseline on which to build improvements in the system, when it comes to infant and particularly maternal...
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June 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Artificial intelligence, or AI, is starting to have an impact on medicine and everyday life. Pediatricians and family physicians are learning that...
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Mike DeNardo
March 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania newborns can get a $100 head start on their college education, under a new state program. State treasurer Joe Torsella announced the new Keystone Scholars https://www.pa529.com/keystone/ program in front of toddlers at the Prodigy Learning Center on...
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This 2019 photo provided by Northwestern University shows a soft, flexible wireless sensor applied on a foot of a family's baby, who is involved in the clinical trial at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
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February 28, 2019 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Peek into any U.S. hospital's baby ICU, and you'll see sick and premature newborns covered in wired monitors that tear at fragile skin and make it hard for parents to cuddle their kids. Now researchers have created tiny skin-like wireless sensors that may finally cut those cords...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, federal agents enter an upscale apartment complex where authorities say a birth tourism business charged pregnant women $50,000 for lodging, food and transportation, in Irvine, Calif.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File
January 31, 2019 - 8:21 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Dongyuan Li's business was called "You Win USA," and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies who would automatically enjoy all the benefits of American citizenship. Over two years, the now-41-year-old raked...
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New parents can get some downtime without all the worry, thanks to new innovations that can keep a close eye on an infant, as some of the products being shown off at the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas show.
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Ian Bush
January 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
LAS VEGAS (KYW Newsradio) — New parents can get some downtime without all the worry, thanks to new innovations that can keep a close eye on an infant, as some of the products being shown off at the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas show. Smarts come to the crib with a waterproof mat and sensor from...
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Hadas Kuznits
December 07, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A local hospital says they have managed to drastically reduce their C-Section rate this year by implementing some simple practices for laboring moms. Paige Rowland, a certified nurse midwife at Einstein Hospital, was among those spearheading a national midwifery...
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September 17, 2018 - 12:18 am
By Naomi Thomas (CNN) -- Changes in safety standards led to a steep drop in the number of babies injured using infant walkers. Still, more than 9,000 US children are injured using the devices every year, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Between 1990 and 2014 an...
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Hadas Kuznits
July 30, 2018 - 12:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- World Breastfeeding Week begins on Wednesday, during the first week of August. "It is a week where communities across the country and across the world plan activities and events to sort of raise awareness about not only the benefits of breastfeeding, but really to...
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Temple University Hospital celebrated their new designation Wednesday as a so-called baby-friendly birth facility.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University Hospital celebrated their new designation Wednesday as a so-called baby-friendly birth facility. Gail Herrine, medical director of lactation at the postpartum unit, said the designation calls for a big emphasis on helping new moms successfully...
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