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Risks Of Overlooking Vitamin K Shots In Newborns

More parents opting out of shots at birth, doctors can miss subtle signs of danger later

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Vitamin K shots have been given to newborns almost automatically since the 1960’s, but as part of the backlash against vaccines, a growing number of parents are choosing to opt out of all shots for their babies, including vitamin K. That’s putting many at risk for bleeding in the brain.

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New Study Finds Breast Milk Sold Online May Not Be The Best For Baby

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital find breast milk for sale online may contain cow’s milk

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – Researchers say buying breast milk on the internet is a growing trend among some moms. But researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are finding this could be a dangerous idea.

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First-of-Its-Kind Home Safety App For Parents

New app aims to prevent injuries in the home 

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – Unfortunately, many preventable injuries occur around the home. To help prevent these tragic events, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has developed a first-of-its-kind app with the goal of helping parents make their homes safer. 

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Rate Of Kids Injured By Toys Jumps 40% Since 1990

Ride-on toys, especially foot-powered scooters, responsible for rate increase

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) December 2014 – Just in time for the holiday shopping season, researchers have published the most comprehensive study to date on toy-related injuries in children.  Experts analyzed 22 years of data and found that from 1990 through 2011 the rate of toy-related injuries in children increased by nearly 40 percent.  In 2011, a child was treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes for a toy-related injury, including a surprising number who were injured riding foot-powered scooters.

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Therapies Used In Preemies May Surprise You

From a jolt of caffeine to a dose of Viagra®, doctors adapt adult drugs for tiny babies

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – By the time you read this article, another baby will be born prematurely in this country.  It happens more than 450,000 times each year and the number. . . read more

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