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Do medical professionals take a comprehensive enough approach to preventing maternal deaths?

More women are dying today due to maternal mortality and the problem only seems to be getting worse. Lawmakers have been exploring ways to combat this problem, which is more prevalent in the United States than anywhere else in the developed world. Maternal deaths are more multifaceted than we think, according to an article in Slate...

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How hospital cover-up made minor birth injury a nightmare

Minor injuries, like broken bones, are common during birth. Studies show that, on average, one bone fracture occurs for every 1,000 live births. Fractured collarbones, for example, are common during birth. According to the MayoClinic, lack of arm movement is the most common sign of a broken collarbone in newborn babies. Birth injuries of this nature...

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A hospital data breach can have tragic consequences

A data breach that affects any business can create turmoil, but when the breach hits a hospital it can have fatal consequences, according to a study detailed in Slate. Researchers found a cyberattack or ransomware attack on a hospital can have a detrimental impact that goes beyond the immediate disruption. Slate cited an article published...

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Researchers gauge health risks as new study finds black carbon particles from air pollution can invade placenta

A new study suggests previously undetected dangers to pregnant women and babies. For the first time, air pollution particles have been found in the placentas. The study focused on women in Belgium. The study revealed that particles of black carbon can reach the placenta. The placenta is the organ that provides oxygen and nutrients to...

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Shocking: U.S. Has Highest Death Rate For New Mothers

When you are in a delivery room anywhere in the United States, you expect to hear the cry of a healthy newborn entering the world. You do not expect to hear the anguished cries of a grieving father who has just lost his partner during childbirth. Maternal health reformer Elizabeth Howell, who witnessed this particularly...

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Poor judgment in home birth leads to baby's death

Research shows that home births have been on the rise in recent years, yet they still only account for less than one percent of all births in the United States. How safe are they? According to the Mayo Clinic, birthing mothers aren't afforded the same level of care and monitoring at home that they would receive in a hospital....

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Hospitals can curb waiting room anxiety for families by using new surgery update app

Time spent in a waiting room can be nerve-racking when waiting for news about a loved one’s surgery. New apps have emerged aimed at curbing waiting room anxiety but most hospitals, so far, have failed to use them. According to the Wall Street Journal, many companies are developing ways to give worried loved ones frequent updates on...

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The Disabled Say: It Is OK To Call A Disabled Person ‘Disabled'

Handicapped. Handi-capable. Disabled. Differently-abled. What to call a disabled person has changed over the years and now a movement is underway that says “disabled” is a proper term, according to Huffpost. Whether springing from political correctness or just a desire to avoid being unkind, people have danced around saying “disabled” in favor of euphemisms like “handicapable”...

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Subscribe to our Georgia Special Kids & Moms Newsletter

When it comes to helping families of children with cerebral palsy (CP), Tyrone Law Firm's advocacy extends beyond the courtroom. We're dedicated to serving families throughout our community. Every month, we publish a newsletter entitled Georgia Special Kids & Moms. This non-profit newsletter offers support and resources for children with CP and their families in Georgia....

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Closing the gap on racial disparities in maternal deaths

Maternal deaths are typical rare — with 700 occurring out of 3.8 million births each year. While the rest of the developed world has seen a significant decrease in maternal deaths from 2000-2015, the problem has grown in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African American, Native American...

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