RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)
RSV is a contagious viral disease that may infect a person’s lungs and breathing passages. In premature infants, severe RSV disease can lead to serious lung infection and hospitalization.
Learn more about RSV at https://www.rsvprotection.com/.
Though not a vaccine, Synagis [si-nah-jis] is an FDA-approved prescription injection of antibodies that is given monthly to help protect high-risk infants, including preemies, from severe RSV disease throughout the RSV season.
Learn more about Synagis at https://www.synagis.com/.
WebMD: Preemies Directory
WebMD.com offers comprehensive coverage about how premature infants are cared for, what complications may arise, what to expect later in life, and more.
Learn more about WebMD at http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/premature-infants-preemies-directory.
HealthyChildren.org (by the American Academy of Pediatrics)
A parenting website backed by over 60,000 American Academy of Pediatrics member physicians offering up-to-the-minute health advice for parents and caregivers.
Learn more about HealthyChildren.org at http://www.healthychildren.org/english/Pages/default.aspx.
Today’s moms embrace age-old concept of Kangaroo Care for newborns
Dr. Lin-Lin Remenar, a pediatrician with Crystal Run Healthcare in Wallkill, New York, knows personally and professionally the benefits of kangaroo care. It benefitted her daughter born at 32 weeks gestation. Read the full article at http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110525/HEALTH/105250307.