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Large Head Circumference & Brain Damage Risk To Newborns

A birth injury is one of the worst things any parent can experience. That’s why it is important for medical professionals responsible for childbirth to closely monitor preterm and near-term babies for potential health risks.   According to a study conducted by German researchers, babies born with a large head circumference could be at risk of white matter brain damage....

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Birth Defects Caused by Zika Virus

Prevention of birth defects caused by exposure to the Zika virus is still being investigated by health experts, so it’s little wonder that families in Georgia may not be aware of the facts or their legal rights. How The Zika Virus Affects Newborns Exposure to the Zika virus in utero can cause the following birth...

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Can Medical Marijuana Control Seizures in Children?

Birth injuries pose a serious risk for seizures to develop in children. In many cases, these seizures can be lifelong and result in further health complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2015, roughly 1.2 percent of the United States population (3.4 million people) suffered from epilepsy. About 470,000 of...

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What Are the Most Common Birth Injuries?

Parents who are expecting a baby don’t expect – and certainly don’t want – complications to occur during birth. While most births are routine, injuries to newborns are not uncommon. The joy and excitement of welcoming a new baby can turn quickly into a nightmarish medical and legal ordeal. According to an article on verywellhealth.com, written...

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Broken bones and fractures are common injuries to newborns

The birth of a baby can turn into a stressful and emotional time for parents when the infant suffers a broken bone or fracture. Broken collarbones, or fractured clavicles, are among the most common injuries sustained by newborn babies, according to a Romper.com report. And these types of birth injuries sometimes are linked to negligence...

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What Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

When the flow of oxygen to the brain is impaired, it can have dire impacts on a person’s health. When this happens before or during birth, the effects can last for the rest of a child’s life. One condition this can cause is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), a condition which can also be diagnosed as...

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