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Caregivers save mom & baby after rare childbirth emergency: amniotic fluid embolism

A sense of impending doom is how Kristi Weaver, DO, describes what could be a potential warning sign of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – a rare but life-threatening condition that most commonly occurs during labor and delivery. “Amniotic fluid embolism is when some of the amniotic fluid from inside of the uterus gets into the…
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Pediatric surgeon pioneered technique that saved baby’s life

The first surgeon in the world to perform a minimally invasive surgery to repair an esophagus with a large gap, just saved a little boy’s life in Denver. Dr. Steve Rothenberg, chief of pediatric surgery at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, performed the surgery on baby Luke Allen on December 7, 2017. The top of…
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Neonatal transport team gives lifeline to premature babies

“We have to transfer your baby to another hospital.” Those are the last words any parent, especially those of premature babies, want to hear. The emotional toll of a preterm birth, coupled with the idea of being separated from their hours-old newborn, can be a stressful experience for new parents. But take heart: the lifeline…
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Timpanogos Regional Hospital adds webs to connect NICU infants to families

Grandparents, siblings and others are always eager to meet new arrivals, so when a baby must spend time in a hospital’s NICU after birth, it’s a tough wait for everyone. Thanks to a series of bedside cameras, however, families at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah, can connect with the latest addition right away. The…
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